College policy permits students with specific learning disabilities to complete components of the General Education Program with accommodations, including completion of the Foreign Language component of the General Education Program without completing language courses.
In order to receive accommodations, students must contact Student Disability Services (3015 Burge Hall, 335-1462) and obtain a Student Academic Accommodation Request form (SAAR).
The Job Accommodation Network provides a searchable online resource for accommodation options for people with disabilities.Instructors must make the following announcement during the first class meeting and to include it on the syllabus: "I would like to hear from anyone who has a disability which may require seating modifications or testing accommodations or accommodations of other class requirements, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.Please contact me during my office hours." An advisor or instructor who believes that a student's academic performance has been affected by an undiagnosed learning disability may wish to talk with the student (again, in a manner that preserves the student's privacy) and possibly refer the student to the Office of Student Disability Services for formal assessment.Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, instructors must make reasonable accommodations for students who have physical, mental, or learning disabilities.See also: The University's Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and their publication, "Assisting Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Instructors." A student with a disability is responsible for requesting accommodations.