Shaw U Rescinded Admissions Offer to Student With Disabilities

July 16, 2015

Legal Aid of North Carolina on Wednesday announced the settlement of a suit against Shaw University, which admitted that it rescinded an offer of admission to a student after learning that he had a serious disability. The Education Department's Office for Civil Rights also backed the student, and the university agreed to change policies and to admit the student, meet his needs, and pay the student and his family for the expenses they face while preparing to enroll. The student plans to enroll in the fall. WRAL News reported that the student has cerebral palsy.

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