Students must voluntarily disclose their disability and provide documentation signed by an appropriate professional to qualify services. Tusculum University makes available to qualified students with disabilities those reasonable accommodations or services as are necessary to provide such students with unrestricted access to the learning environment and the opportunity to demonstrate academic achievement. Reasonable accommodations are offered at no cost to the student and are approved on a case-by-case basis. Examples of possible accommodations include:
These guidelines are made available to students to share with the qualified professional who can document the need for disability-related accommodations.
Tusculum University recognizes that individuals with temporary impairments due to injuries, surgery or short-term medical conditions (i.e. broken limbs, hand injuries, mobility limitations during recovery from surgery) may benefit from campus assistance, support services, and resources. Examples include:
Students must submit a completed Temporary Accommodations Request (click button below “Implementation” section) with supporting medical documentation (written by a qualified medical professional on official letterhead and indicating the medical condition, expected duration of the limitation, and any recommendations for types of assistance needed). Prescriptions will not suffice for this purpose. Please submit to Counseling & ADA Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or Garland Library, Room 233.
Temporary accommodations will set to expire based on the expected duration of the limitation documented by the qualified medical professional. Counseling & ADA Services may request additional documentation to verify the need for continued services after the estimated duration of the condition has expired.
Counseling & ADA Services will schedule an intake appointment with students who request temporary accommodations once all required documentation has been received. Students are generally contacted to schedule intake appointments within 5 business days of submitting all required documentation. The meeting will include a discussion of student’s temporary needs and available support services and resources.
If approved, the student and the identified university employee will receive an official notice via email from Counseling & ADA Services. This email will indicate the approved accommodations along with a clearly identifiable expiration date. The university employee should provide the needs outlined on the letter through the posted date. Students who ask for assistance beyond the date stamped on the letter should be instructed to return to Counseling & ADA Services.