Drury University Notification and Documentation Policy for Special Assistance under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
A student qualifies as disabled under the definition of Section 504 if he or she:
Drury University is committed to meeting the needs of all students who meet the criteria for services through the office of Accessibility and Disability Services. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Drury University’s policy to comply fully with federal and state law regarding students with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply.
The Accessibility and Disability Services office at Drury University is pleased to serve our students seeking additional supports. It is encouraged that documentation be provided in a timely manner so that accommodations can be in place prior to the start of the semester. However, requests for accommodations can be made at any point in the semester and will be implemented as soon as processed.
If you are seeking accommodations for a disability, the following steps will guide you in this process.
Accessibility and Disability Services
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65802
Fax: (417) 873-6833
If you have questions, call: (417) 873-7457
Once the interactive process has been completed, you will receive notification from the Accessibility and Disability Services office regarding the accommodations approved or why approval was not granted. If accommodations were approved, an Accommodation Letter will be attached to the email. It is the student’s responsibility to distribute their accommodations to their professors. You are encouraged to have a conversation with each professor about your accommodations as early in the semester as possible.
If you are not satisfied with the accommodations you have been authorized to receive, please contact the Accessibility and Disability Services office to discuss the situation. In some cases, we may be able to make adjustments. In others, additional documentation may be needed.
DO NOT ask your professor to provide accommodations if you have not submitted an Application for Services/Request for Accommodations form and been approved for those accommodations by Accessibility and Disability Services.
Your disability information is CONFIDENTIAL. Disability-related information will only be released on a need-to-know basis to those individuals within the university community who have a compelling reason for that information, such as for providing accommodations. This determination is made by the director of Accessibility and Disability Services. Accessibility and Disability Services does not release disability-related documentation. Accessibility and Disability Services will provide faculty with information on your approved accommodations only. We do not disclose specific information about your disability or diagnosis. This is your information and decision to disclose.
In the case of temporary disabling conditions, every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodation for the duration of any disability. To insure prompt and appropriate action, the Director of Accessibility and Disability Services should be notified immediately of the arrangements believed to be necessary to accommodate a given temporary condition. Complete the Application for Services/Request for Accommodations form and schedule an appointment with the Director of Accessibility and Disability Services as early as possible so arrangements can be made.
Service animals may accompany students, employees, and visitors with disabilities to Drury University events, activities, and locations with rare exceptions. Local, state, and federal laws regulate the use of service animals at Drury University.
Specific Provisions for Service Animals
An emotional support animal (ESA) may provide an individual with emotional support, comfort, companionship, a level of safety and security, and/or help with relaxation.
The following guidelines should be followed when applying for an Emotional Support Animal:
PRF must be received by the Director of Accessibility and Disability Services 30 days prior to having the ESA move into the campus residence with you.