|Disability Services for Students|
The University of St. Thomas provides reasonable accommodations to students who request academic accommodations due to a disability that imposes impairment in the learning environment. Through the Office of Counseling and Disability Services (C&DS) located on the second floor of Crooker Center, disability services are provided for students to support and assist them in accomplishing their academic goals.
Disabilities may be defined by the following:
- learning disabilities
- health impairments
- physical limitations
- psychiatric conditions
Our goal is to provide equal access to campus programs and opportunities. The University abides by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other legal mandates that stipulate qualified students with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations to provide equal access to programs and opportunities at the University. The University must balance the individual’s right to receive equal access and the University’s right to ensure the integrity of its programs.
To receive accommodations, students must present recent, appropriate professional documentation that identifies the disability and indicates substantial limits in daily activities as they relate to the academic environment. Each student’s situation is individually assessed and reviewed. Information regarding accommodations is only shared with faculty, staff or administration on a need to know basis with the student’s written permission. For more information about Disability Services for students, contact C&DS at 713-525-3162 or 713-525-6953.
The University’s ADA and Section 504 Coordinator is Dr. Rose Signorello, Executive Director of Counseling and Disability Services.