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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) maintains a zero tolerance policy for any form of disability discriminatory act, harassment and vilification by the members of campus community. The University requires all its members to comply with legislation on equal opportunities for students with special educational needs (SEN), including but not limited to the Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance (Cap. 383) and the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (“DDO”; Cap. 487) in all areas of its operations. The DDO is a law that has been enacted to protect people with a disability against discrimination, harassment and vilification on the ground of their disability.

 

Statement on Supporting Students with SEN

 

The University takes a proactive role in ensuring and cultivating a positive learning environment for students, where equal opportunities in academic and non-academic pursuits for each student are guaranteed.

 

The SEN & Diversability Team (DA) under the Counseling and Wellness Center,  http://sen.ust.hk/, provides a wide range of support services and resources to ensure that all students have equality of opportunity, that they benefit equally from university life, and to cultivate a campus culture of inclusion.  DA has the following objectives:

  • Embracing diversity and inclusiveness
  • Cultivating a caring and mutually supportive atmosphere in the University
  • Raising awareness of diverse-ability and initiating a cultural change at HKUST
  • Promoting integration and equal opportunities on campus
  • Providing a one-stop service to students with special educational needs (SEN) and faculty / staff working with these students

If a student is diagnosed or suspects his/her difficulties are related to any type of SEN, he or she is strongly advised to self-identify and provide recent documentation of his or her SEN to the DA. Reasonable accommodations or adjustments will be worked out amongst student, instructor(s) and the DA.   If the DA is not aware of a student's needs, please contact sen@ust.hk to arrange a confidential discussion.  All information is handled in the strictest confidence.