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Faculty Syllabus Suggestions

Many faculty members at UMSL have included statements regarding students with disabilities in their syllabi for years now and doing a fantastic job. It is the best way to inform students of their responsibility to identify themselves and request accommodations in a timely manner. Also, as long as they have the syllabus, the information is always there to remind them and they can not say that they were not informed or did not know what to do.

The following are just some examples that you can feel free to copy/paste, use as is, change, or modify.

  1. To request academic accommodations (for example, extended time on exams, a note taker or accommodations for access to library materials on reserve), students must register with Disability Access Services, 144 Millennium Student Center, 314-516-6554. This is the campus department responsible for reviewing documentation provided by students requesting academic accommodations, and for accommodations planning in cooperation with students and instructors, as needed and consistent with course requirements.


  2. If anyone has a health condition or disability, which may require accommodations in order to effectively participate in this course, please contact the Disability Access Services Office in 144 Millennium Student Center at 314-516-6554. Information about your disability will be regarded as confidential.

  3. Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this course are encouraged to contact the Disability Access Services Office in 144 Millennium Student Center at 314-516-6554 as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are arranged in a timely fashion.

  4. This University abides by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which stipulates that no student shall be denied the benefits of an education solely by reason of a disability. Disabilities covered by law may include, but are not limited to, learning disorders, attention deficit disorders, hearing loss, vision loss or mobility impairments. If you have a disability that may have some impact upon your work in this class for which you may require accommodations, please contact the Disability Access Services Office in 144 Millennium Student Center at 314-516-6554.

  5. Students with disabilities, including invisible conditions such as chronic medical conditions, learning disorders, head injury and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, are urged to contact the Disability Access Services Office in 144 Millenium Student Center at 516-6554. This office will appropriately assess your individual needs, maintain your disability documentation confidentially on file, request and coordinate appropriate classroom accommodations on your behalf.