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I have a LEARNING DISABILITY.....
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- I am a college student in a sorority. We have an
academic policy which may enable the sorority to vote me out due
to my low GPA. I have been diagnosed with ADD. Is this legal?
Doesn't ADD fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Ask to see the by-laws of your sorority and look up policies
which enable members to vote out a sister who does not maintain
a certain GPA. Make a copy of the by-laws and show the copy to
the head of the study center or whatever center on campus
provides services and accomodations for students with learning
Although I am not a lawyer, I believe your sorority is violating
the protection granted to you by the ADA if they do not make
certain accomodations for the effect that ADD may have on your
GPA. Perhaps you can help them understand that the by-laws
should be changed to make accommodations for sisters with
diagnosed learning disabilities who are working their hardest
but who have difficulty overcoming deficits in certain subject
For further information you should visit the Learning Disabilities Association of America website.
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