Concordia University is committed to providing accommodations to students to ensure equal access to its programs. Disability Support Services (DSS) coordinates reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities following the guidance from Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and other applicable federal and state regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. To be considered for accommodations, students need to self-identify as someone with a disability and contact the DSS Coordinator to schedule an appointment and submit proper documentation.
Steps to Receiving Accommodations
- Apply to Concordia University
- Submit an Accommodation Request Form (PDF) and disability documentation
- Respond to requests for information from DSS
- Complete a DSS intake appointment: call Student Affairs at 503-280-8512 to schedule a phone or in-person appointment
- Request accommodations each academic term in a timely manner
- Follow the policies and procedures outlined in the DSS Student Handbook (PDF)
Any student with a documented learning, physical or mental disability who feels their disability may impact academic success may be qualified to receive accommodation. On-campus students needing academic adjustments are required to contact DSS, no later than the second Friday of the semester for which you are seeking accommodation. Online students needing academic adjustments are required to contact DSS, no later than the end of the first week of the term for which you are seeking accommodation. All discussions will remain confidential. Should an issue arise mid-semester, students should contact the DSS Coordinator as soon as possible. However, not all mid-term requests can be guaranteed. Once your learning needs have been established and upon your consent, the DSS Coordinator will work with you, your professors and academic advisor.
Disability Support Services is located in Student Affairs, second floor of the Hagen Building. For questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To schedule an intake appointments please call the front desk of Student Affairs at 503-280-8512.