Accommodation Policy

Op5.05-1 Disability Accommodation Policy for Students

Policy statement

MSU perceives students with disabilities as a valued identity group and integral to our campus diversity. We strive to proactively create usable, equitable, inclusive learning environments. However, due to the design of a University course or program, students with disabilities may experience barriers to their full and meaningful participation. When this occurs students should request an environmental or course adaptation through the process outlined below. It is the policy of Missouri State University to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting disability discrimination.

Resources for Students with Disabilities

  • Disability Resource Center (DRC). The DRC provides resources and collaborates with students who have health related, sensory, or physical disabilities. The DRC is the entry point for all disability resources and accommodations. Contact information: Meyer Library, Suite 111, 417-836-4192 (voice) or 417-836-6792 (TTY), http://www.missouristate.edu/disability.
  • Learning Diagnostic Clinic (LDC). The LDC provides resources, testing, and collaborates with students who have learning, cognitive, and psychological disabilities. Students who are interested in testing services may contact the LDC directly. Contact information: Alumni Building, Suite 502, 417-836-4787, http://psychology.missouristate.edu/ldc.
  • On the West Plains Campus, students should contact the Advisement and Academic Coaching Center for Empowering Student Success (AACCESS), 128 Garfield, 417-255-7222, WPAACCESS@MissouriState.edu. Students participating in University courses or programs at all other locations should contact the DRC and LDC as outlined above.

Requesting Accommodations

Students with disabilities who experience or anticipate barriers to their participation are encouraged to request accommodations by going through the following process. Students should request accommodations as soon as a barrier to participation is anticipated as accommodations cannot be provided retroactively. Distance learning students should follow this same accommodation process.

  1. Students with disabilities should first contact the appropriate resource office (DRC, LDC, or AACCESS) and make an appointment. The purpose of the appointment is to discuss the barriers the student has experienced or anticipates. Students who do not know which resource office to contact should contact the DRC.

Students should then complete the online request for accommodation form and submit it. Students may also fill out a hardcopy form through the appropriate resource office