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Student Access Center

Implementing Accommodations:

A wide range of accommodations and services are provided to students with documented disabilities. A student with a disability is any student who has an impairment that substantially limits a major activity such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, hearing, speaking, breathing, walking, seeing, learning, or working.  Student with temporary disabilities may also qualify for accommodations.

It is the responsibility of the SAC office to review student documentation and determine appropriate accommodations. SAC works with the faculty regarding the provision of the accommodations to ensure access throughout the campus for students who have a disability.

Faculty members are required to implement accommodations for students registered with the SAC office. However, the accommodations should not compromise the academic quality of the course. If a faculty member disagrees with an accommodation, they are welcome to discuss their concern with an advisor from the SAC office. It is the responsibility of the faculty member to ensure the student's confidentiality. Faculty should refrain from discussing a student’s issues regarding disabilities and accommodations in front of the class, in the presence of other students, or to faculty or staff not directly involved in the accommodation process. 

There may be times when students approach faculty requesting accommodations directly. In these instances, faculty members should direct the student to the SAC office.  Faculty are not required to provide accommodations to students until they receive a letter of accommodation or direct communication from the SAC office.

The following is a list of common accommodations students request: