Procedure to Request Accommodation

Students

Students should become familiar with the College’s policies, procedures, and services regarding the certification and accommodation of disabilities to enable them to advocate for themselves. New students are encouraged to register as soon as they commit to St. Thomas Aquinas College, or at the time that the learning, physical, or psychological disability presents.  If you believe you are in need of an accommodation, please follow the below process:

  • Initiate the support process by completing a Request for Accommodation Form. A student must provide appropriate documentation, which should be forwarded from the student’s high school, certified psychologist, licensed or otherwise properly credentialed professional.  The documentation can be no more than 3 years old and must provide information which establishes a disability, describes the functional limitations of the disability, how the disability affects the student, and suggests reasonable accommodations.
  • Submit complete form with necessary documentation to the Accessibility Services Liaison.  All accommodation requests are reviewed on a case by case basis.  
  • The Liaison will then forward your request and supporting documentation to the appropriate Committee.
  • The Committee will meet and make a determination on your request.  
    • Accommodations are granted to allow students with disabilities to equally participate in and benefit from St. Thomas Aquinas College’s programs, services, and activities, provided that these accommodations would not:
      • Fundamentally alter the nature of St. Thomas Aquinas College’s academic programs, services, or activities
      • Cause undue burden to the college
  • You will receive a letter from the Committee outlining their decision.
  • If your accommodation is approved it is your responsibility to self-advocate by communicating, as needed, with faculty, staff and/or your supervisor to assist in the implementation of auxiliary aids, services and/or academic or employment related adjustments that the College has determined should be provided.


How to use your Academic Accommodations

Faculty - Responsibilities for working with Students with Accommodations

Employees:

Employees should become familiar with the College’s policies, procedures, and services regarding the certification and accommodation of disabilities to enable them to advocate for themselves.  If you believe you are in need of an accommodation, please follow these steps.