Disability services: academic, housing, and other accommodations
Augustana College is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for all students. We provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The ADA defines disability as a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual."
To receive academic, housing, and/or other accommodations at Augustana College:
1. Complete the Accommodations Request Form.
2. Along with the Accommodations Request Form, submit one form of documentation of your disability(s). To find out which documentation is required,see Documentation of Disability.
(The accommodations process at Augustana College is different than what students may have experienced in high school. Students are encouraged to read the Differences Between High School and College.)
New students should submit housing accommodations requests by June 30, academic accommodations requests by July 31, and/or other accommodations requests by July 15. For current students, we accept requests throughout the year.
We will review your request and supporting documentation and provide you an email outlining your accommodations. You will need to present this email to all of your instructors so they can provide the approved accommodations.
It is important to speak with your instructors early in the term, ideally in the first week of the term and at least seven days in advance of needing the accommodations.
If you do not give sufficient advance notice, the college may not be able to provide the requested accommodations.
Many accommodations require time to coordinate. For example, in order to provide a separate and quiet room to take a test, your professor will need to reserve a room and find a proctor available for the testing time. Submitting your request and supporting documentation early will help ensure that you receive the needed accommodations.
If we deny any part of your request, you will receive an email explaining why your request is denied.
For academic accommodations, Yen Dao, director of Student Success Services, 309-794-8016; fax 309-794-2705.
For housing accommodations, Michelle Mason, assistant director of Residential Life and medical support coordinator, 309-794-2686; fax 309-794-7152.
For other accommodations, Dr. Wes Brooks, dean and vice president of Student Life, 309-794-7533; fax 309-794-8528.
Please note that documentation generally must have been provided within the last three years to be accepted. Please call to request an exception. Those receiving accommodations will receive confirmation within two weeks of submission.