Student Disability Services (SDS) engages in an interactive process with each student and reviews requests for accommodations on an individualized, case-by-case basis. Depending on the nature and functional limitations of a student’s documented disability, the student may be eligible to receive academic accommodations. SDS and faculty work collaboratively in order to provide reasonable academic accommodations for students who are eligible. 
Here are the basics:

  • Accommodations are intended to reduce or eliminate barriers to equal access, they are not intended to waive academic requirements considered essential to a particular course, program, or degree.
  • Accommodations are not a guarantee for success, but rather seek to promote non-discrimination and equal opportunities.
  • While student preferences are considered, accommodations are determined through an established review process based on documentation received regarding the student's disability.
  • A student who has a temporary illness (e.g. cold or flu), or is recovering from surgery not based on a long-term condition would not be considered to have a disability.
  • All requests for accommodation should be made directly to Student Disability Services. Notice to other campus partners (e.g. Admissions, Orientation Staff, Health and Counseling Center, Faculty or Residence Life) is not considered notice to St. Edward’s University.​