Accommodations require documentation to support the need for services. In order for Benedictine University to provide services, students must adhere to specific instructions as stated from these forms. Please refer to these guidelines to document any academic needs as well as special meal and housing requests.
Step 1. Please complete the Accommodations Services Request Form.
Step 2. Please use the guidelines below to document specific conditions which require accommodation. Your clinical professional must be as thorough as possible when describing the impact of your condition on any accessibility needs. Please ask your clinical professional to submit documentation on letterhead paper or complete the Verification Form.
Step 3. Submit your forms. Your documents will be evaluated by our Accommodations Review Team.
Step 4. Students will be notified of the decision by the Accommodations Review Team. If approved, students need to request and pick up from the Student Success Center their Student Accommodations Academic Approval (SAAA) form for the courses in which they will be using accommodations. If the request is denied, the student will be advised about further information that may be needed or the student can appeal to Jon Miller, Associate Dean.
Step 5. Students should discuss accommodations with their instructors using their SAAA forms. The instructor and student should sign the form and the student must return the form to the Student Success Center. If questions arise regarding accommodations or their implementation, please contact the Coordinator of Special Services at 630-829-6512.
If accommodations are not approved at the outset, students may appeal to Marco Masini, Vice President of Student Life. Or if modifications are made to existing accommodations, which may pose a conflict between academic access and classroom implementation, students and faculty are asked to refer to the Grievance policy and procedure.
SOME COMMON ACCOMMODATIONS:
A note taker will be identified in the course(s) in which you would like to receive notes. All notes will be provided to students through their Benedictine University e-mail account.
RELEASE OF INFORMATION:
If you have had accommodations from a previous school, please complete the Authorization to Release Information if you would like us to assist in your records being forwarded to our office. All records will be kept confidential.
Submit your Release Form