Akita International University (AIU) supports students with needs* to exercise the right to study and experience university life under a fair learning environment.
- One academic and health support coordinator
- Provide opportunities for faculty and staff to acquaint with special accommodations in order to provide student support and protect student rights.
- Support students to build self-advocacy skills (ability to communicate their needs and problems with others in order to gain necessary support and understanding).
- Student's autonomy first. Accommodation introduced will be determined according to disabilities and necessities upon students’ autonomy.
- Protect students' privacy and personal data.
- The Vice President is responsible for determining and introducing necessary accommodations. The Student Disability Support Committee and Student Disability Committee Group are set under the authorization of the Vice President.
- One Study and Student Wellbeing Coordinator
Responsibilities of students who receive special accommodations
- Fulfill the standards of academic performance required by AIU
- Apply for support as soon as possible
- Apply every semester
- Submit a “Disability Certificate” or other documents that prove the student's disability or disease (required by AIU).
- Follow instructions from a medical doctor if medical treatment or care is deemed necessary.
For exchange and short-term international students, please first consult with your study abroad coordinator at AIU.