The mission of the Concordia College Disability Services office, in partnership with the college community, is to create an accessible, inclusive campus where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in and benefit from all aspects of the educational environment.
Disability Services (DS) assists both students with disabilities, and faculty and staff working with students with disabilities. The Disability Services office can:
Provide individual consultation regarding the possible presence of a disability, making referrals when appropriate.
- Determine eligibility for accommodations and services, explain how to access services, and provide assistance when arranging accommodations.
- Consult with students, faculty and staff and partner with Concordia College personnel to implement appropriate accommodations.
Disabilities are often identified as one of the following:
- Qualifying health impairments
- Other cognitive impairments
Students are encouraged to speak with instructors and Disability Services staff about accommodations well before or as soon as the term begins to allow enough time to make necessary arrangements. Although instructors may need to be flexible with accommodations, they will hold students with disabilities to the same academic standard as other students.
NOTE: Disability documentation is maintained in the Disability Services office as confidential information and is not available to faculty or staff outside this office without written authorization from the student.
Admissions decisions are based on a combination of factors. Students with disabilities are considered for admission according to the same criteria as any other student.