Office of Special Services

Benedictine University at Springfield strives to comply with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA, 1990, 2008) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973). Students with a documented permanent or temporary disability requiring accommodations should contact Special Services as early in the semester as possible.

Accommodations are based on each individual’s documentation and circumstances.

Some of the more common services granted are:

  • Extended Testing Time
  • Separate and Quiet Testing Rooms•
  • Note-taking
  • Alternative Text – Audio books, large print, etc.

Special Services works with students, faculty and other campus personnel in a cooperative and confidential effort to find appropriate solutions to each individual's special needs. 

To request an appointment or for further information please contact Sonja Bowers Coordinator of Special Services at 217-717-9253 or email her at

Special Services

Located in Becker Library –
Lower Level L30 



Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm 



Sonja Bowers