Students with disabilities requiring accommodation in classes, programs, or services can arrange for accommodations through the Office of Disability Services.
Students are required to self identify, present current documentation of eligibility (generally no older than 3-4 years) and specify any needed accommodations. Following verification of eligibility, an accommodation profile is developed with the student.
For on-line courses, the nature of the instructional process may require a different set of accommodations than those required for traditional courses. When a student with a disability needs to request an accommodation, the student should contact the Office of Disability Services to verify eligibility, and to describe the perceived barrier. The student is expected to work cooperatively with the instructor and ODS to develop appropriate accommodations when possible. The College will actively work to assure that all course materials are available in a form that assures students full, equal access to content and instruction.
For more information about our disability services policy, refer to the graduate student handbook and/or contact the Office of Disability Services. This office can be reached via email at: DisabilityServices@messiah.edu or via phone at (717) 796-5382.