To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability or have a relationship or association with an individual with a disability.  An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities*, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment (https://www.ada.gov/cguide.htm). 

*Major life activities include, but are not limited to: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/ADAfaqs.htm). 

If you have a disability and experience an access concern, there are measures in place to address the situation.  The contact point is dependent on your relationship with the university. 


Disability and Access Center
107 Keathley University Center
(615) 898-2783



Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance
Cope Administration Building 116
(615) 898-2185

Office Contact

Lance Alexis, Ed.D.

Director of ADA Compliance

Cope Administration Building 116

Phone: (615) 898-2185

MTSU ADA Access Campus Map