Disability Services

ACU is committed to providing an equal opportunity educational experience for our students. Reasonable accommodations will be granted to students who qualify. Students requesting accommodations are required to submit the completed Accommodation Request and Documentation Form to the Academic Director’s Office.

Accommodating Services

ACU’s Disability Services is dedicated to making academic programs and services accessible to all students with disabilities. We aim to provide reasonable accommodations for students to succeed, regardless of learning, psychological, or physical disabilities. Our team works with other departments such as Academics and Athletics on your behalf.

Arizona Christian University complies with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities act (ADA) of 19900 and Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008. We are committed to providing an equal opportunity educational experience for our students. Reasonable access accommodations will be granted to students who qualify.

How do I obtain accommodations?

  1. Complete the Accommodation Request and Documentation Form. All information is kept confidential.
  2. Submit the form and required documentation to the Director of Academic Services. Requirements for documentation at ACU are based on Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) Best Practices. Documentation of the disability must be current (not older than one year) and provided by a qualified healthcare professional such as a diagnosing or current physician, psychiatrist or psychologist.
  3. The Director of Academic Services will provide the student with a written Accommodation Agreement Memorandum for the student to sign.

For more information, contact Brenda Spear at [email protected]

Academic Center Staff

Brenda Spear

Director of Academic Services

As the Academic Director at ACU, I have the privilege of working with students, faculty and staff. I especially enjoy developing relationships with the students and walking them through the rigors of college academia. I love my job.  I love making something that students think is so hard and making it palatable.  I love running interference for kids.  I love watching their joy and giving them a high five when they get good grades. Seven years of experience running my own private tutoring business taught me some invaluable lessons that I bring to ACU’s Academic Center where students can receive counseling, tutoring, and testing.  Students with disabilities who have special educational needs are also coached there on how to get the most out of their college experience. My background as teacher serves me well in administering to their special needs. My job is very rewarding and satisfying.

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Arizona Christian University
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

(602) 489-5300

Brenda Spear