So that all students at Lourdes University have an equal opportunity for personally and academically rewarding experiences, the Office of Accessibility Services provides reasonable accommodations, support services, and auxiliary aids for students with disabilities and/or medical conditions. The Office of Accessibility Services administers accommodations for eligible students to remove barriers to full participation in University life. Accommodations are individually designed and based upon the specific needs of each student as verified by our Office and as determined in consultation with the student. Some examples include extended test-taking time, note-taking services, and alternative format textbooks.
Disabilities served include, but are not limited to:
- Chronic illnesses
- Communication disorders
- Learning disabilities
- Auditory, mobility, systemic, emotional, and visual conditions
Should you wish to request accommodations on the basis of disability/medical condition, please complete the Accommodation Request Form and return it to us after you have been admitted to Lourdes. You will also want to schedule a time to meet with the Assistant Director of Accessibility Services so that we can meet with you and discuss your needs. In most cases, it is recommended that your Healthcare Provider complete the Documentation Form to support your request. Please bring this form and/or any available documentation to your meeting to help us evaluate your request(s).
We realize that circumstances differ among individuals. If you are having problems with your classes, your disability, and/or your academic adjustments, please talk with the Assistant Director of Accessibility Services so that adjustments can be discussed. It is important to address the small problems before they become large. Because you have been admitted to Lourdes University, we know that with your diligent effort, you can be successful.