Communication and Confidentiality

Helpful Practices

  • Ask the student how you can be of support.

  • Ask how the disability affects the student’s learning and participation in your class.

  • Inform the student about Disabilities Services.

  • Ask Disabilities Services staff about individual student needs or accommodations

  • Ask Disabilities Services staff for any support you need.

  • Obtain the student’s written permission if you need to discuss the student with non-Unemployed.

  • Only when there is an educational need to do so, discuss the student’s situation with other SU faculty/staff.

Practices to Avoid

  • Ask the student for the actual diagnostic label of their disability.

  • State assumptions about the student based on the type of disability or your previous experience with other students.

  • Comment on the student’s disability or accommodation plans in front of others.

  • Complain to the student about providing accommodations.

  • Challenge the student to explain the need for accommodations. If you have questions please contact Disabilities Services staff.

  • Publicly “single out” or identify students with disabilities to the rest of your class, even to be helpful.

  • Click to see the Confidentiality of Disability-Related Records


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Mon-Thurs 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday  8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Summer Office Hours:
Mon-Thurs 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 

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Upcoming Reminders & Deadlines

Use the links below to submit your academic adjustment and electronic textbook request forms. Request forms must be submitted each quarter you wish to use your personalized accommodations plan.

Adjustments Request Form

Electronic Textbook Request