The following are some sample statements for faculty to include in their
course syllabi and announce to all students during the first day
- Any student who may need an accommodation due to a disability, please
make an appointment to see me during my office hours as soon as possible.
A letter from Disability Support Services authorizing your accommodations
will be needed.
- Any student eligible for and needing academic adjustments or accommodations
due to a disability is requested to speak with the professor no later
- If you have specific physical, psychiatric or learning disabilities
and require accommodations, please let me know early in the semester
so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. You will need
to provide documentation of your disability to Disability Services in
(provide department, building and room).
- I encourage students with documented disabilities, including non-visible
disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury,
attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, psychiatric disabilities, to
discuss with me, after class or during my office hours, appropriate
- Students with documented disabilities who may need academic accommodations
should discuss these with their professors during the first two weeks
- If you need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability,
you should contact me to arrange an appointment as soon as possible.
At the appointment we can discuss the course format, anticipate your
needs and arrange for accommodations. I rely on the Office for Disability
Services for assistance in verifying the need for accommodations and
developing accommodation strategies. If you have not previously contacted
the Office for Disability Services, I encourage you to do so.
- This university abides by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973 that stipulates no student shall be denied the benefits
of an education "solely by reason of a handicap." Disabilities covered
by law include, but are not limited to, learning, psychiatric, hearing,
sight and mobility
disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may have an
impact on your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations,
please see me or the Coordinator of Services to Students with Disabilities,
(name and office number) so that accommodations may be arranged.
- The college will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented
disabilities. Students should notify the Counselor for Students with
Disabilities located in (provide department, building and room) and
their instructors of any special needs. Instructors should be notified
during the first week of classes.
In addition, a statement about arranging for assistance during an emergency
evacuation should be added, such as:
- If you will require assistance during an emergency evacuation, please
contact me so we can make arrangements in advance.