How to apply for and access disability services.
All information submitted to Regis University’s Student Disability Services & University Testing becomes part of a student’s “educational record” as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Regis University has the right to consider any and all information (including but not limited to your personal description of your needs; records of past accommodations and services; and/or high stakes testing (e.g. SAT, ACT, GRE); formal psychological or medical evaluations, and/or letters from past health, education or service providers) when evaluating student requests for accommodation.
In addition to a personal description, information from schools and previous service providers can be used to clarify how your disability interacts with learning and living on campus. School systems, doctors, and other professionals you have worked with may write a letter (clinical narrative) defining this information in terms of:
• Impact on physical (mobility, dexterity, endurance, etc.),
• Impact on perceptual, cognitive (attention, distractibility, communication, etc.),
• Impact on behavioral (observable actions)
The letter should include how this information was obtained (i.e. through the provision of specific results from the diagnostic procedures/assessment or in records of past accommodations and services), the diagnosis of the disability, and functional limitations.
Regis University needs to know what strategies or technology can facilitate your access. Strategies can include extended time testing, note taker, interpreter, etc. Technology can include screen readers, books in alternate format, etc. The documentation and student interviews must support the accommodation requests.
If you don't have copies of this type of information, you are welcome to meet with Student Disability Services & University Testing to discuss other ways to demonstrate a connection between your condition and any academic barriers you anticipate or are facing.
These general guidelines were developed to assist you and the professionals in your support network to prepare the information so Regis University can evaluate your request and make recommendations. If you have questions, please call Student Disability Services & University Testing at 303-458-4941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDS/UT created this guidance in compliance with and in consideration of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), its amendments, updated regulations, and guidance from the Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD).