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 Disability Support 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 Disability Support Services office at Drury University is pleased to serve our students seeking additional supports. Documentation must be provided in a timely manner so that accommodations can be in place prior to the start of the semester.
If you are seeking accommodations for a disability, the following steps will guide you in this process.
Dr. Lori Slater
Director of Disability Support Services
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65802
Fax: (417) 873-6833
If you have questions, call: (417) 873-7267
After your Application for Services/Request for Accommodations form and supporting documentation is received, it is desirable that we have an opportunity to talk and discuss the information you supplied. The conversation allows for both of us to gain clarity of your needs and get to know each other better. We can meet in person on campus, virtually, or by phone.
Once your documentation is received, the Director of Disability Support Services will review it and determine appropriate accommodations. If your documentation does not satisfy established guidelines, you may be asked to submit updated or more complete information. Be sure to submit your documents early to allow adequate time for the review process before classes begin.
Once your request has been reviewed, you will receive notification of the approved accommodations. If you are not satisfied with the accommodations you have been authorized to receive, contact the Director of Disability Support Services to discuss other options.
DO NOT ask your professor to provide accommodations if you have not first submitted an Application for Services/Request for Accommodations form and documentation to the Director of Disability Support Services.
Your disability information is CONFIDENTIAL. Drury University maintains appropriate confidentiality of records and communication concerning students with disabilities except where disclosure is permitted or required by law or is authorized by the student. We will inform the appropriate faculty or campus personnel of the accommodations you require, but we do not disclose the nature of your disability or diagnosis.
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 Disability Support Services should be notified immediately of the arrangements believed to be necessary to accommodate a given temporary condition.
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.