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?
Listed below are the documentation requirements 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 begin the process of requesting accommodations, please complete the form found here:
Disability Services Request
On-campus resident students requesting permission for a housing change due to a documented disability must submit requests to the Academic Success Center by the following dates:
While requests submitted after these dates may be considered, CIU cannot guarantee that it will be able to meet late applicants’ needs including any needs that arise during the course of a semester.
CIU Rams’ Guide to
Special Dietary Needs
We have a program to assist students requiring special dietary accommodations for food allergies.
How do we work with students who require special diets?
Verification of Physical Disability_0621.pdf
CIU is committed to providing students with food allergies the necessary information and individualized services to allow them access to campus living and dining.
Frequently asked questions:
An explanation of the Academic and General Grievance Procedures can be found in the online catalog. If a satisfactory resolution of a disability grievance cannot be reached within the University, students should contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.
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Please note that you are encouraged to schedule a meeting with us even if you do not have access to the necessary paperwork. Our first priority is meeting with you, not reviewing documents. Please email email@example.com if you would like to schedule a meeting prior to submitting documentation.
What needs to be included in the documentation?
All documentation should be from a current treating provider and should be signed, dated, and printed on letterhead.
Additional documentation may be requested if the initial paperwork is insufficient.
For Learning Disability:
For Physical Disability:
For Psychological/Psychiatric Disability: