Loyola University Chicago

Student Accessibility Center

Student Academic Services

Facilitating Accommodations

SSWD collaboratively works with students and faculty to ensure accessibility in and out of the classroom. The implementation of academic accommodations is a shared responsibility between the student, faculty, and SSWD.

For more information about implementing accommodations, please follow the links below: 

Student Process

This is a short description of the process that students go through in order to receive accommodations. It may be helpful information for you to know, but please refer any students interested in our services directly to SSWD. Students interested in registering with disability services at Loyola University Chicago must follow the new student procedures. Registration with SSWD is not mandatory for all students with disabilities, but if a student is interested in receiving services then they must self-disclose their disability and register with SSWD.

Students must complete the following process to receive services:

1. Complete the SSWD Intake Form
2. Provide Appropriate Documentation of Disability
3. Complete an Intake Appointment (face to face or by phone) with a Disability Specialist

Notification to Faculty

In order to use classroom related accommodations, students must provide their accommodation letter to faculty. Students are encouraged to provide their accommodation letter to faculty as soon as possible. Students are also encouraged to meet with their professors individually in order to discuss their accommodations. All information should remain confidential. Accommodations may be implemented at any point during the semester, but accommodations are not retroactive.

The responsibility for determining a student's eligibility for appropriate accommodations rests with SSWD. Providing reasonable accommodations are required by law as they remove barriers and provide access for students with disabilities. If an accommodation compromise the core standards of the course, compromises the academic integrity of a course, or presents an undue burden to the University, please contact SSWD. If you have questions about how an accommodation applies to your course, or if you have questions or concerns about implementing accommodations please contact SSWD at 773-508-3700 or sswd@luc.edu within a timely manner.