Disability Services (DS) is a branch of the Learning Commons (LC). Our team is committed to providing students with disabilities with the necessary services to support their participation in the rich and varied life of Roosevelt University.
Disability services are available to all students, staff, and faculty with documented disabilities. The use of these services is completely voluntary and confidential. Our goal is to promote equitable opportunities for individuals with disabilities by ensuring accessibility and full participation in all aspects of campus life and by increasing awareness of disability rights on campus.
To benefit from the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, a person must have a disability. A person with a disability is one who either:
To benefit from the protections of the ADA and Section 504, the person must be qualified and have a disability. A person with a disability is one who either:
To be qualified, the person with a disability must meet the academic and technical standards for admission to or participation in the University’s education program or activity.
Currently-enrolled students with disabilities are responsible for disclosing their disability and requesting academic accommodations with the Disability Services office. To qualify for accommodations, students must provide documentation in the form of a) a typed letter from a licensed medical professional listing the disability or b) a previous IEP or 504 plan. Once acceptable documentation is provided, students will be contacted to schedule an Intake Meeting with a Learning Commons staff member to discuss reasonable accommodations.
If you are requesting accommodations for the first time, complete the Request for Accommodations form
To facilitate the implementation of academic accommodations, students are responsible for sharing their Accommodations Letter with their professors each semester. The letter describes each type of accommodation the student is qualified to receive. The following are the most frequently utilized accommodations:
If you require any assistance to safely exit a Roosevelt University building in the event of an emergency evacuation, please review the Evacuation Assistance Form.
As required by law, personal information pertaining to student's disability status will only be shared on a “need to know” basis, typically limited to Learning Commons staff. Documentation will be kept for seven years after graduation or departure from the University.
Students with documented disabilities are not required to share their diagnoses with faculty or staff, other than those in the Learning Commons.
From its inception, Roosevelt University has been committed to a policy on nondiscrimination. No person shall be discriminated against because of age, ancestry, citizenship, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, race, religion, sexual orientation, source of income, unfavorable discharge from military service, veteran status, or as a result of being the victim of domestic or sexual violence.