The University provides disability accommodations for students with documented disabilities according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
What is the definition of disability under ADA?
- An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment (https://www.ada.gov/cguide.htm).
Contact the Academic Success Center for documentation requirements and forms to be completed by a qualified professional. Accommodations are not retroactive; therefore, timely requests are essential and encouraged. Ideally, students would apply for accommodations at least 30 days prior to their first semester on campus. For students with exceptional accommodations, we require notification at least 60 days prior to their first semester at CIU.
Accommodations become effective on the date that the process is completed with the signing of a contract between the student and the ASC. They are not retroactive.
To schedule an appointment with the ASC director to discuss accommodations: