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Governors State University believes education should be accessible to everyone. If you have a temporary health issue or a permanent disability, Access Services for Students with Disabilities is here to support you and help meet your individual needs.

Role of Access Services for Students with Disabilities:

We provide academic and technical assistance to students and work closely with faculty to facilitate access in the learning environment. We provide students with temporary or permanent disabilities, reasonable accommodations and services in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Establishing Eligibility with Access Services for Students with Disability Services:

We work with the campus community to create accessible and inclusive environments for all our students. Sometimes there may be elements in a class that make it difficult to participate or to show your true knowledge. If that is the case, that's when we can be the academic support you need. You can start by registering with us. This is a three step process:

  1. Contact our office by email: rsweeney@govst.edu, by phone 708.235.3968 or in person, Room B1215 in the Academic Resource Center.
      
  2. Set up an appointment that is convenient for you to assess your specific needs and determine the appropriate accommodations for you.
      
  3. Provide documentation that verifies your disability and supports your diagnosis. Please bring the documentation you have on hand and we'll let you know if we need additional information.


 Possible Accommodations and Services Available to Documented Students:

Textbooks in alternative format
Note takers
Tape recorded lectures with permission
Sign language interpreters and CART services in the classroom
Extended time on quizzes and exams
Testing in a distraction reduced room
Specialized computer software

Contact us:

Access Services for Students with Disabilities welcomes students, faculty and staff to contact us regarding any questions you have about the services we provide or how to implement disability accommodations. We are excited about the many new changes that are taking place at GSU and look forward to assisting you.