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Requesting Support & Adjustments

Student support and adjustments are determined on an individual basis through an interactive process that includes input from the student, licensed and credentialed evaluators, OAE staff, and relevant university officials, when necessary, to enable maximal participation in all university functions.

To request an adjustment, students should follow the process summarized below:

  1. Contact the OAE via phone, email, mail, or in person. Students with last names A-M should contact Samantha Pollard, last names N-Z should contact Dario Bayardo..

  2. Participate in an initial interview to discuss academic adjustments that, if implemented, would provide equal access to a university-sponsored course, program, or activity. 

  3. Provide appropriate documentation according to the university's guidelines.

(Note: We will gladly attempt to review various types of documentation to help satisfy guideline criteria; a form has been made available as an option for providing updated information or if other types of documentation are not available.)

 

If determined eligible for adjustments, students must:

  • For academic adjustments--Identify the specific courses for which implementation will be necessary and notify all relevant instructors of the need for support via the Clockwork Student Portal.

  • For non-academic adjustments (housing, meal plan modification or exemption, parking, facilities)--Collaborate with an OAE Accessibility Counselor to properly notify relevant staff or department heads of the specific need. 

  • Continue to engage in an interactive process with OAE and the course instructor or deparment head to discuss specific implementation and ongoing effectiveness of the adjustment.

Additional Resources
Accommodation Request Form
ADA Handbook for Students, Faculty, and Staff 
Differences in Support Between High School and College
Examples of Adjustments Offered
Frequently Asked Questions
Grievance Procedures