Disability Resources strongly suggests that all course instructors include a statement on every course syllabus acknowledging the unique learning needs of students and outlining the process whereby students with disabilities may request academic accommodations.

Sample statements are provided for your convenience.

Sample statements available for use on a course syllabi:

The college makes reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. Students should notify Disability Resources at the Center for Academic Success in Peters Hall rooms 116/118 and their instructor of any disability related needs, including any academic adjustments or accommodations requested.

If you have a physical, psychiatric, or learning disability and require accommodations, please let me know early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. You also will need to meet with Disability Resources in Peters Hall rooms 116/118.

If you have a disability that may have some impact on your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations, please see me and Disability Resources at the Center for Academic Success so that we may arrange appropriate accommodations.

I encourage students with disabilities, including such non-visible disabilities as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with me.

Additional Tips

Disability Resources staff also suggest that course instructors clearly delineate the essential elements or fundamental components of each course. These may be included in statements concerning a student’s attendance/participation requirements, intended learning outcomes, and established due dates/deadlines for exams and assignments.

This information is important to each and every student; however, it is crucial when determining the reasonableness of requested accommodations for students with disabilities.