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Syllabus Disability Statement

Syllabus Disability Statement

Disability Statement Definition

A statement placed on course syllabi indicating a faculty member’s willingness to provide reasonable accommodations to a student with a disability.

The college's disability statement for syllabi:

Westminster College is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere that reasonably accommodates qualified persons with disabilities.  If you have any disability that may impact access to this course, please contact the Disability Services (DS), specifically Ginny DeWitt, Disability Services Coordinator located in the START Center (801-832-2280).  Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified, documented disabilities.  Services are coordinated with the student and instructor by the DS Coordinator.  Westminster College provides reasonable access to courses but this does not necessarily equate to ensuring your success in any course. If you need assistance or if you feel you have been unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of disability, you may seek resolution through established grievance policy and procedures by contacting the Office of the General Counsel at 801-832-2565. 


The statement should be an invitation to students who have disabilities to meet with the faculty member, in a confidential environment, to review course requirements and to discuss their need for accommodations. The student and the DS Coordinator work together to establish reasonable accommodations.  The documentation submitted by the student provides the nexus between the functional limitations of each individual, the specific demands of the course/instructor and the accommodations.  The instructor is considered a critical partner in this team.


  • The accommodation process should be one of collaboration between student, the instructor, and the DS Coordinator.
  • Students already working with DS have provided that office with documentation of their disability. Faculty should not ask the student to submit documentation to them.
  • A “Disability Accommodations Assigned" form will be sent early in the semester that verifies the student has a disability and is eligible for certain accommodations.