Welcome to Disability Services at Cedarville University! The mission of Disability Services is to facilitate an environment where qualified students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities and campus life.
Cedarville University is a Christ-centered learning community committed to providing students with disabilities equal access to all programs, services, activities, and facilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. As part of the Academic Enrichment Center, also known as “The Cove,” Disability Services seeks to provide reasonable and appropriate academic accommodations to qualified students with disabilities, thereby providing access to opportunity while promoting student responsibility, personal growth, self-advocacy, and independence.
Students who wish to request accommodations in order to gain equal access and lessen the impact of a disability are required to self-report their disability through a three-step process:
- Submit an application for services;
- Provide evidence-based, professional documentation that assesses and diagnoses the disability;
- Attend a pre-service interview with the Disabilities Compliance Coordinator to discuss the functional impact of the disability.
Each student who applies to Disability Services is evaluated on an individual basis, and all disability-related information is kept confidential within the Disability Services office. If a student qualifies for academic accommodations, the Disability Services office will generate an official Letter of Accommodation that specifies the student’s approved accommodations. In order for professors to support the student in receiving the accommodations, the student is responsible for providing the letter to professors and discussing the implementation of the approved accommodations.