Frequently Asked Questions by Faculty
The institution must provide reasonable accommodations to a student with a known
disability in order to afford him/her an equal opportunity to participate in the institutions
programs, activities and services. A college or university may not discriminate against
an individual solely based on disability.
At a student's request, DSC prepares an individualized letter to professors, which
verifies the student's disability and documents the need for auxiliary aids and services
and/or academic adjustments. We ask that the student meet with each professor to discuss
the academic implications of the disability as it is related to the specific course
and to the requested accommodations.
Although a student with a disability may not be taking your course, a separate
table and chair may be specifically placed in your room to accommodate a student with
a disability in another course. Please do not move these items out of the classrooms.
No professor should provide a student with accommodation without verification from
DSC that the student has a documented disability.
The instructor should immediately contact DSC. The instructor should provide the
requested accommodation until otherwise determined.
To ensure the provision of reasonable and appropriate services, a student must
present current and comprehensive documentation of disability to DSC. The records
kept in our office are strictly confidential and are not part of the student's academic