Students with disabilities may be eligible for services and reasonable accommodations at Shepherd University. In order to request services, students must:
- Visit the Disability Support Services office located in the Student Center, Student Affairs Suite or visit the Disability Support Services sub page Academic Accommodations and /or Housing Accommdations
- Complete a Accommodation Request Form
- Submit the accommodation request form and provide appropriate documentation
- A meeting with Disability Support Services personnel is strongly encouraged
THE NOTIFICATION PROCESS
Once the documentation and the appropriate forms have been submitted, the decision on granting accommodations will occur. Each student will be notified through Shepherd University email. The notification will state the specific accommodations the student has been granted and, in some cases the accommodations that have not been granted. The Office of Residence Life will be notified by Disability Support Services of any housing or meal plan accommodations.
Students with academic accommodations will receive a specific set of confidential letters. These letters document their registration with Disability Support Services and specify their approved accommodations. Letters are to be given to each professor as early as possible during the semester, preferably during the first week of class. This should be done in a meeting during the professor’s office hours.