General Documentation Guidelines (All Disabilities)

Students with Disabilities are protected from discrimination and assured equal access to programs and activities of the University by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendments (2009) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973). In order to establish that an individual is covered under the ADAAA, documentation must be provided that verifies the existence of a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of life’s major activities.

Disability Documentation submitted to ARC should:

  • Be recent and comprehensive
  • Demonstrate a substantial impairment to one or more of life’s major activities
  • Verify the nature and extent of the disability
  • Support the need for the student’s requested accommodations
  • Be provided by a licensed clinical professional familiar with the impairment/condition
  • Be dated, signed and on letterhead; it should include name, title and professional credentials of the evaluator
  • The evaluator may not be anyone related to the student

Please see Documentation Guidelines for specific disabilities in addition to the general guidelines:

Reviewed: August 2017