Disability Services and Lake Superior State University is committed to making individuals with disabilities full participants in it's programs, services and activities.
It is LSSU's policy that no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall be denied access to, or participation in, any program, service, or activity offered by the university.
LSSU supports equal educational opportunities for all students. Students are entitled to accessible, accommodating, and supportive teaching and learning environments.
ADAAA (Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008):
All students who identify themselves to faculty as having a disability or suspect that they have a disability are encouraged to contact Disability Services (DS).
Faculty is not obligated to provide accommodations without proper notification from the DS Office. Students may also contact DS staff by telephone to make an intake appointment at 906-635-2355.
Individuals with disabilities have a right to:
- Request accommodations.
- Receive accommodations appropriate to their disability in order to fully participate in, or benefit from, the university's programs, services, and activities in a non-discriminatory, integrated manner.
To develop the necessary accommodations, students are responsible for:
- Meeting with the Disability Services Coordinator and register for services.
- Providing supporting documentation regarding the disabling condition.
Why register for services?
In compliance with Lake Superior State University policy and equal access laws, disability-related accommodations or services are available. Students who desire such services are urged to meet with their professor in a timely manner, preferably the first week of class, to discuss their disability-related needs.
However, students will not receive services until they are properly register with Disability Services.
Proper registration will enable Disability Services to verify the disability and determine reasonable and effective academic accommodations. Disability Services is located in the KJS Library Room 149, extension 2355.
Students making a successful transition to higher education bring with them:
- The documentation that permits reasonable accommodation,
- A desire to actively participate in the accommodation process,
- And the ability to compete on a playing field made level by those accommodations mandated by law.
Students are encouraged to contact post secondary institutions as early as ninth grade to learn more about admission requirements, disability services and the array of educational opportunities available to them as individuals with disabilities.
NOTE: All documentation is kept confidential; by ACES. Upon receipt and evaluation of the documentation, ACES will provide the accommodation information to the faculty and staff involved. It is the responsibility of the faculty, staff and student to work with ACES to make sure all parties needs are addressed. ACES has a responsibility to maintain confidentiality regarding the student's evaluation under FERPA/HIPPA.