The University provides a variety of services for eligible students with disabilities. Any student with a documented physical, medical, psychological, or learning disability can schedule an intake interview with a staff person to determine the level of accommodation needed.
To receive assistance
To receive assistance, students must have diagnostic documentation according to documentation guidelines. This documentation should explain the nature and extent of the disability, and may include professional recommendations for support services.
A student with a disability is a student who qualifies for a disability under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act. Disabilities may include (but are not limited to):
Physical disabilities, such as sensory disabilities (hearing, sight, etc.), or motor disabilities
Medical disabilities, such as cystic fibrosis, fibromyalgia or diabetes
Psychological disabilities, such as depression, bipolar or obsessive-compulsive disorder
Learning disabilities, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder
The staff works with students to arrange needed accommodations based on provided documentation and individual needs. These accommodations may or may not include (but are not limited to):
- Accessible classrooms and housing
- Books and other printed materials in alternative format
- Exam accommodations (such as extra time on exams or readers for exams)
- Sign language interpreters or FM system
- Use of assistive technology
- Communication with faculty and other offices on campus
While testing for disabilities is not offered by the University, referrals to community resources will be made when needed. Other special services may be arranged on an individual basis when appropriate.
These web pages are designed to help students and faculty better understand disability accommodations and processes for receiving accommodations.
Please contact us to make an appointment.
Disability Support Services
Office: Lower Moyer Hall