Accessibility Resource Office
The Accessibility Resource Office at Indiana State University coordinates academic and residential accommodations for ISU students with physical, neurological, and psychological needs. The goals of these services are:
- to enable students with disabilities to participate in and benefit from University programs, on-campus living, and activities by providing services, accommodations, and assistive technology
- to ensure the ISU environment is free of barriers
- to encourage students with accommodations to become as independent and self-reliant as possible and to help students secure services
- to provide information and consultation about the types of accommodations and how they address a variety of specific needs
To request accommodations for classes or residential halls, please follow these steps:
1) Email or call the Accessibility Resource Office to schedule a meeting with Hope Williams. At this meeting, you will discuss your accommodation needs and come up with a plan for success. Medical or residential life specialists may also be present for this meeting depending on your need.
2) Complete the online Intake Application either before or after their consultation. Click on the Intake Application link below for this form:
3) Send documentation to support your accommodation request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Documentation can be a letter from a doctor stating the need for specific accommodations, or an IEP that is less than 3 years old. The ISU Accommodations Provider Documentation form can be accessed by clicking here:
DOE: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities.
Face Coverings Policy and Medical Conditions
Please be aware that all students, regardless of medical condition or doctor’s note, are required to wear face coverings (a mask covering both nose and mouth and/or a face shield used in conjunction with a neck gaiter) while in ISU buildings. The ADA does not offer accommodations that put others at risk, so please be aware that the ARO will not allow you to go without face covering as an accommodation. Everyone on campus is required to follow the guidelines set by Student Affairs, stated below. Protecting the health of our entire community is paramount. If you cannot wear a face covering for medical reasons, please ask us about switching to online classes.
“All faculty, staff, and students are required to wear face coverings anytime they are in public spaces. In classrooms they are required of faculty, staff, and students. Failure to comply with this policy will be treated, by policy, as would any student disruption of class. (A refusal or failure to properly wear an appropriate mask/shield will result in the faculty member asking the student to do so. A refusal of that request may result in the student being asked to leave the class for that period. A refusal of that request may result in the faculty member cancelling class and referring the matter to the Office of Student Conduct and Integrity.) A failure of a faculty member to wear an appropriate mask/shield should be reported to the Chairperson of the faculty member.”
The Accessibility Resource Office