Campus Accessibility

The main campus of Messiah University in Grantham, PA is situated on 360 beautiful acres in a park-like setting. Located on the rolling hills of the Appalachian mountains, the campus is not without challenge to those using wheelchairs. One should have sufficient arm strength to move among campus facilities, or have use of motorized equipment. Designated parking areas near most buildings assure good access for those using vehicles.

Disabled about accessibility imageMost buildings are accessible, and sidewalks are well-tended. Pennsylvania does get snow. Crews are out early and often, and routes used by students with mobility impairments are cleaned first. Your safety is our primary concern.

Many residence halls are accessible and modern. New science and academic buildings provide access to quality labs and classrooms. Older residence halls have been renovated to update their decor and facilities, and elevators and ramps have been added to most to improve accessibility.

Adaptive technology is available or can be acquired if needed to meet specific needs. The campus is fully networked, and dormitory rooms have network access. In some cases, the University has arranged for specialized software or hardware to assure that students with disabilities have full access to library and Internet resources. Audio support for students with hearing impairment is available campus-wide, and a CCTV (closed circuit television) is available in the Murray Library for those needing text enlargement. E-text is widely available, and the University may offer transcription or ASL interpreter services as needed.