Informing professors of accommodation needs
Once students are approved for accommodations, letters verifying
that they are entitled to such services will be prepared for them
at our office to distribute to their course instructors. Students
are given the responsibility of requesting classroom and testing
accommodations from their instructors. See other sections for more
information regarding accommodations and advocacy.
Students experiencing academic difficulties can schedule an
appointment with the Coordinator of Disability Services to discuss
their options. We encourage students to contact their instructors
to discuss strategies for improving performance and overall
progress in their courses. Instructors may offer information on
study tips, exam preparation, study groups, and tutoring services.
Tutoring services are also provided by the Office of Student
While the Disability Services office works diligently to meet
the needs of our students, there is always a chance that a problem
may arise. Disability Services will assist students with any issues
they might encounter regarding the implementing of their
accommodation plans. However, we cannot remedy a problem if we do
not know about it.
Students experiencing any problems such as an instructor
refusing to provide an accommodation or college personnel
discussing their accommodations in an inappropriate manner are
encouraged to contact the our office so we can help them to quickly
resolve the issue.