Sample Syllabus Statement
It is not uncommon for students to request accommodations directly from their instructors. Please note that all requests, whether in writing or verbal, must be forwarded to Dean Wilhelm by the instructor. Please inform the student that you are communicating with the Dean and recommend that the student meet with the Dean.
The ADA strongly recommends that all syllabi include a statement which informs students with disabilities about college procedures for requesting accommodations and that this is discussed during the first day of class so all students have this information.
Suggested text to include in your syllabi:
Accommodations for Disabilities
In compliance with the Wheaton College policy and equal access laws, Dean Wilhelm is available to discuss appropriate accommodations that may be recommended for students with disabilities. Requests for accommodations are to be made during the first two weeks of the semester so that timely and appropriate arrangements can be made. Students are required to register with Denyse Wilhelm, Assistant Dean of Academic Resources and Disability Services, ADA/504 Coordinator, whose office is located in Kollett Hall, first floor at the Filene Center for Academic Advising and Career Services. Contact ext. 8215 to schedule an appointment, or email Dean Wilhelm at firstname.lastname@example.org.