All instructors are encouraged to include in their syllabi a statement inviting students with disabilities to meet with them in a confidential environment to discuss making arrangements for accommodations. This statement both normalizes the accommodation process and help to create a positive and welcoming environment for students with disabilities. The statement also creates a collaborative model for determining and implementing legally mandated accommodations and serves as a reminder to students who need the accommodations that these arrangements need to be made. Below are a few recommended statements you may choose to use or you may consult with Disability Services for additional guidance.
Sample Syllabus Statement
It is a NDSU policy to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. Any student with a disability who may need accommodations in this class is advised to speak directly to Disability services, located in the lower level of the Main Library, or call 701-231-8463 as early in the semester as possible. All discussions will remain confidential.