The Maryland University of Integrative Health is fully committed to creating an inclusive learning community and upholding the letter and spirit of federal and state laws that ensure equal treatment of persons with disabilities. Disability Services and Accessibility promotes disability-inclusive diversity while implementing and coordinating reasonable accommodations and disability-related services that afford equitable access to educational opportunities and activities as required by The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

In determining a student’s disability status, Disability Services and Accessibility is guided by the federal definition of “disability” which describes an individual with a disability as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one of more major life activities of such individual, and a record of such impairment or is regarded as having such an impairment. Some types of disabilities include learning, mental health, attentional, sensory, physical, or chronic health.

Who Section 504 Covers

At first glance, it can be difficult to tell if you’re covered by the protections granted in Section 504. According to the legal text, the law applies to a “qualified individual with a disability.” So how does the OCR determine whether you apply? The provisions define qualified individuals as those with a physical or mental condition that substantially restricts one or more major life activities. The Department of Education (ED) provides some examples of these types of impairments. However, please keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive list.


MUIH promotes whole-person and community health and wellness through relationship centered integrative health education, care, and leadership.

MUIH is a distinctive community of integrative health scholars, practitioners, researchers, advocates, and leaders. It promotes whole-person and community health and wellness through a relationship centered approach by integrating healing traditions and contemporary science; recognizing the interconnection of mind, body, and spirit; acknowledging the wisdom of nature as a teacher; and being a healing presence in the world. Through discovery and exploration, MUIH delivers progressive educational programs as pathways to fulfilling and impactful careers, uses evidence-informed practice and innovative clinical models to provide personalized care, and builds mutually beneficial partnerships to serve the needs of the community.


MUIH is a global leader in advancing whole-person and community health and well-being.

MUIH is a leader in the global transformation of health and wellness. It advocates for whole-person and community health and well-being, focuses on personalized and empowered approaches, emphasizes a preventative rather than disease-based model of healthcare, and recognizes the unique value of complementary health approaches and conventional medical systems and their collaborative power.



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Mimi Getachew

Director of Academic Success & Accessibility & ADA Compliance Coordinator

Mimi has more than 20 years of experience in higher education.

Mimi’s leadership experiences include teaching graduate students, leading an academic department, and directing disability services offices.

As the Director of Academic Success + Accessibility + ADA Compliance Coordinator at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), Mimi provides students with disabilities with appropriate accommodations and leads the campus’s ADA compliance.

As the director of academic success, Mimi is passionate about assisting students in finding the best way they learn and creating an environment where all students can learn ad meet their educational goals.


  • PhD – Rehabilitation Counselor Education, University of Iowa
  • Master’s – Mental Health Counseling, North Carolina A&T State University
  • Bachelor’s of Arts – Sociology and African American Studies, University of Minnesota- TC

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Phone Number: 410-888-9048
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