Workplace accommodations

ASU's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion assists with resources for qualified employees and students, and to members of the general public to facilitate reasonable accommodations and support.

COVID-19 accommodations 

Employees can seek workplace accommodation due to being at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. These risks are based on factors identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A COVID-19 workplace accommodation request form must be completed. For requests based on an underlying medical condition, employees will be required to provide documentation from a health-care provider.


Any medical information obtained by HR is maintained confidentially. Medical documentation provided to HR as part of the accommodation process is not shared with supervisors. Additionally, HR will not share information regarding a specific diagnosis. 

COVID-19 testing accommodation request 

Individuals unable to take a COVID-19 community assessment test because of a disability or a religious belief can request an exemption or accommodation by emailing us to complete the required forms. Employees need to provide documentation from a health-care provider for requests based on an underlying medical condition.

Face covering accommodation 

Individuals can make or purchase a personal face covering, so long as it is of equivalent or greater efficiency to cloth face coverings. Personal face shields covering the entire face and used with a face covering can also be worn. Faculty members responsible for direct student instruction may request reusable face shields through the Workday Financial Management System.

Individuals unable to wear a face-covering because of a medical condition or disability are encouraged to follow the Americans with Disabilities Act interactive process to identify a reasonable accommodation. Materials Management can supply a clear face covering for an individual with an approved ADA accommodation. Distributed department supply kits include cleaning supplies and a limited number of face coverings for guests and visitors with ADA needs.

ASU visitors

Everyone must wear a face cover while in ASU buildings and in all ASU outdoor spaces, except when eating. Visitors attending an ASU event who have a medical condition or disability and cannot wear a face covering may engage in the ADA interactive process to identify a reasonable accommodation.

Contact our office as soon as possible to request accommodation before a game or event you plan to attend. Our office hours are Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We do not process same-day requests after regular business hours.

Disability accommodation 

ASU provides equal opportunity to qualified employees and students, and to members of the general public who have a disability. A reasonable accommodation is granted when appropriate in employment, the application for employment, services, programs, and activities, according to our policy ACD 405. Individuals with a disability are those who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such impairment.

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion facilitates the Americans with Disabilities Act requests for reasonable accommodations. An ADA consultant must be contacted for assistance in all matters related to compliance, in accordance with our policy, ACD 405. Call an ADA consultant at 480-965-9695 to assist with reasonable accommodations.

Before denying a request for disability accommodations, requiring a medical exam, or taking other action related to ADA requirements under this policy, unit or higher-level administrators must consult with the ADA consultant and obtain concurrence with the denial or action.



  • ACD 401 - Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation. 

  • ACD 405 - Individuals with Disabilities. 


Breastfeeding support

ASU's Breastfeeding Support Committee provides resources to nursing mothers who may need a private, comfortable space for their breastfeeding needs. Learn more about our breastfeeding support for the Downtown Phoenix, Tempe and West campuses.

Gender-neutral restrooms

View locations of gender-neutral restrooms on the ASU interactive map.

To navigate this map:

  1. Select your campus at the top of the page.

  2. In the locations tab, expand the services category.

  3. In the services category, check the box next to gender-neutral restrooms.

  4. To add the name and locator tags of buildings on the map, check the box next to the buildings category.

Limited English Proficiency

ASU is committed to ensuring a culture of inclusiveness which includes accessible information to programs and activities — generally provided in English— available to individuals with limited English proficiency. Contact your leadership, or the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for accommodations related to the Limited English Proficiency program.

Religious accommodations

ASU provides religious accommodations whenever necessary. Learn more about the process for requesting an accommodation for religious practices in our policy.