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Disability Services

Illinois College is committed to creating a successful community of inclusive excellence as we prepare students to live, learn, and work among people who experience the world in fundamentally different ways.

For students with documented disabilities, it is the goal of the college to provide an environment that encourages equal access and participation to its various programs through a variety of services and accommodation. 

Reasonable accommodations are provided in accordance with the various policy statements of the college and in compliance with all applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 

Requests for Accommodations

Disability Services, which is housed in the Center for Academic Excellence, is the only office on campus specifically designated for students to voluntarily request disability related accommodations. Requests for accommodations are processed on an individual, case by case, basis. Students who had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plan in high school should identify themselves to Disability Services as soon as they are accepted into Illinois College, as some accommodations require additional time to secure. 

The process for requesting accommodations begins by scheduling a meeting with the Disability Services Coordinator. Students will be asked to complete a Request for Services Application and provide appropriate documentation that verifies their specific qualifying disability/disabilities. Through the interactive interview process, the Disability Services Coordinator and the student will identify the need for reasonable accommodations to overcome the academic barriers they may face. Students who have provided appropriate documentation will receive a Course Accessibility Letter to present to their instructor.

Students who did not have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plan in high school, and believe they have a disability, are encouraged to contact the Disability Service Coordinator to discuss options for determining their eligibility. 

Anyone seeking additional information about disability support services at Illinois College should contact:

Center for Academic Excellence 
Serene Seymour, Disability Services Coordinator
Schewe Library, Third Floor