Saint Martin’s University is committed to providing accessibility to its services, programs and employment for students, faculty and staff with disabilities.

In the Benedictine spirit of hospitality, the University welcomes and encourages diversity. The Saint Martin’s community believes that when people from differing backgrounds and abilities come together with respect, appreciation of each person’s uniqueness and a desire to learn, both the individual and the University community are enriched and strengthened.

The University’s commitment to diversity and accessibility can be found in its accreditation statement, which reads, in part:

“In accordance with its mission statement – to know, to care, to serve – to educate: The commitment of Saint Martin’s University to the student, the community and the world, its Benedictine heritage and its academic character, Saint Martin’s supports values that promote open-mindedness, awareness, sensitivity and respect for differences. It values diversity as an essential foundation for a healthy learning community. A collegial environment is a prerequisite to the success of its mission. The University is committed to the creation and maintenance of a tolerant learning and working environment free from discrimination, fear, hate and exclusionary forms of conduct and harassment.”

Saint Martin’s commitment to supporting diversity also can be found in the University’s mission and goals statement,, and is carried out in services and programs throughout the University and specifically by the offices of Disability Support Services, Intercultural Initiatives and International Programs.

Students with disabilities can seek help through the University’s Office of Disability Support Services,; 360-438-4580; TTY 360-438-4556.

Saint Martin’s University website policy dictates that those working on the website will strive to make the site accessible to persons with disabilities through recommended features. Prospective students with disabilities who need more information or assistance can call the Office of Admissions, 360-438-4311; toll-free 800-368-8803.