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Sample Syllabus Statements

All instructors are encouraged to include in their syllabi a statement inviting students with disabilities to meet with them in a confidential environment to discuss making arrangements for accommodations. This statement both normalizes the accommodation process and help to create a positive and welcoming environment for students with disabilities. The statement also creates a collaborative model for determining and implementing legally mandated accommodations and serves as a reminder to students who need the accommodations that these arrangements need to be made. Below are a few recommended statements you may choose to use or you may consult your campus office of disability services for additional guidance.

I. Any student who feels that he may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss his specific needs. If you think you need such an accommodation and have a documented disability, please contact the office of services for students with disabilities in room _____________, or call _____________ to coordinate reasonable accommodations.

II. It is college policy to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. Any student with a disability who may need accommodations in this class is advised to speak directly to _____________, located in _____________, or call _____________ as early in the semester as possible. All discussions will remain confidential.

III. Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact _____________ located in room _____________, or call _____________ as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.

IV. All students with disabilities and medical conditions are encouraged to register with the Office of _____________ for assistance and accommodation. For information and an appointment contact the Office of _____________ located in Room _____________ or call _____________ /or VP (video phone).