Office of Student Life

Accommodations + Accessibility

Students with disabilities have the right to an equal opportunity to participate in programs. Students who choose to exercise these rights have the responsibility to initiate and participate in the accommodation process.

How to Participate in the Accommodation Process

Recognizing this, students:

  • Have a responsibility to identify themselves as needing accommodation in a timely fashion. Each student must provide documentation from an appropriate licensed professional.
  • Have a responsibility to document how their disability affects a particular delivery system, instructional method, or evaluation criteria when requesting accommodation.
  • Have the responsibility to communicate to their professors their individual needs and work with their professors on methods of accommodation.
  • Have the same obligation as any student to meet and maintain the institution’s academic and technical standards.
  • Have a right to appeal decisions concerning accommodations.

To begin the accommodations or to renew or revise your accommodations, complete this form.

Accommodations in postsecondary education are governed by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is no longer applicable outside of the K-12 education setting.

For more information on preparing for the transition to college, please visit the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education reading room:


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