Disability Services and Eligibility
Saint Xavier University is committed to providing equal access and reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities as defined under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
The LCDS office works closely with students and faculty, providing services and academic assistance to students with documented disabilities.
Specific accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis by the director of the LCDS, utilizing the required documentation and individual consultation with the student. Upon request, the LCDS will notify individual faculty members of the student's need for accommodations.
Depending on the nature of the disability, there are many types of accommodations. The LCDS utilizes four categories of disabilities:
- Medical (mobility, vision, hearing, health, developmental, TBI, etc.)
The LCDS has disability verification forms for each specific disability. Each registered student must have his or her health care professional complete a disability verification form.
Please note that it is the student's responsibility to discuss specific accommodation needs with their professor at the beginning of each semester.
For more information, contact the director of the LCDS at 773-298-3308.
Any SXU student with a documented disability is eligible for services. According to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, persons are provided reasonable accommodations when that person:
- has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities;
- has a record of such impairment; or
- is regarded as having such impairment.
The student has an obligation to self-identify that he or she has a disability and needs accommodations. This is a significant change for many students who are used to having a secondary school automatically provide services. This is also a significant change for parents who are used to asking for services for their children and being a partner in the educational process.