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Syllabus Statement

All Belmont University faculty are encouraged to include on their syllabus, a statement inviting students with disabilities to meet with them in a confidential environment to discuss making arrangements for accommodations.  There are several reasons using the example syllabus statement is important.  The statement makes known the university's accommodation process and helps affirm a welcoming environment for students with disabilities to request accessible services. Second, the statement creates a collaborative approach for providing legally mandated accommodations in a university setting and third, it serves as a reminder to students who need the accommodations that these arrangements are to be facilitated through the Dean of Students office, Student Support & Disability Services (SSDS) in collaboration with the professor.

The following is an example of a syllabus disability statement that can be used or adapted for your course syllabi:

"Any student who may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss your specific needs and register with the Student Support & Disability Services (SSDS) office. SSDS may be reached by calling (615) 460-6407 and is located on the second level of the Beaman Student Life Center within the Dean of Students office, Suite 200."