If you’re a JSU student or employee and you have a documented disability, the Disability Services Center/ADA Compliance can assist you with a reasonable accommodation in an inclusive learning and working community at Jackson State University.
Steps for success:
1. Complete registration form.
2. Meet with a member of the Disability Services staff.
3. Be prepared to provide legal documentation of the disability and have recommended
4. Attend a New Student Orientation (NSO). (FOR STUDENTS NEW TO JSU)
5. Meet with your professors.
6. Renew every semester. (YEARLY FOR JSU EMPLOYEES)
Step 1: Complete registration form.
Once your registration form is completed, you will be contacted by a member of the Disability Services staff to make an appointment to discuss accommodations. Our office is located in the JSU Student Center on the 2nd floor in suite 2110. You may also schedule an appointment by contacting us at 601.979.3704 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: Meet with a member of the Disability Services staff.
Bring a list of questions, and be prepared to talk about your disability and how it affects your learning and your ability to participate in JSU programs.
Step 3: Be prepared to provide documentation.
If you are requesting accommodations, you might be asked to provide supporting documentation of your disability (also referred to as third party documentation). Third party documentation may consist of an IEP/504 plan, recent diagnostic evaluation, or a letter from a qualified professional that explains more about your disability and how your disability impacts your participation in University programs. If you have third party documentation, you are encouraged to bring it with you for the initial appointment.
Step 4: Attend New Student Orientation (NSO). (FOR STUDENTS NEW TO JSU)
At New Student Orientation (NSO), you’ll receive a folder containing information about the Disability Center, explanations of policies and procedures and an Accommodations Memo for your professors (The memo will be emailed to each student but a paper copy is available upon request.)
Step 5: Meet with your professors.
Before classes start set up appointments to meet with your professors, preferably during their office hours, to talk about your disability, and present each professor with Faculty Rights and Responsibilities and your Accommodation Plan. Then develop a plan for the semester. If you’ve been approved to receive exam accommodations, complete the Test Administration Form so your professors can complete their section.
Step 6: Renew your Accommodation Plan every semester.
Once you have received accommodations for your first semester, you can quickly and easily renew your accommodation plan for all following semesters. Each semester you will need to meet with all of your professors and present your Accommodation Plan.