How to Receive Accommodations
- Students are personally responsible for applying in a timely manner to the UIS ODS regarding their need for accommodations upon admission to UIS.
- A Disability Specialist will interview the student to determine accommodations specific to both the student’s needs and based on the appropriate documentation.
- Students must hand deliver their accommodation letters to their respective instructors during the instructor’s office hours. It is recommended that accommodation letters not be delivered in class.
- Planning and implementation of accommodations by the instructor may take time; therefore, letters approving accommodations should be delivered as soon as possible. Professors have up to two weeks to comply with a request for accommodations.
- Problems with receiving accommodations should first be communicated to the professor by the student. If not resolved, the student should contact their Disability Specialist.
- If a student adds a class they must notify their Disability Specialist as soon as possible if accommodation letters are needed.
- Students must contact the ODS at the beginning of each semester to arrange for academic accommodations and to complete the release of information for accommodation letters.
- Students who think they are not being appropriately accommodated may file a complaint by contacting the Office of Access and Equal Opportunity at:
Deanie Brown, J.D.
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, PAC 491
Springfield, IL 62703
Learn more about filing a complaint