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Students seeking reasonable accommodations or support services while enrolled at SCUHS can do so through the Student Services Office. We encourage you to register with SSO as early as possible to allow sufficient time for the approval and notification process.
Step 1: Review and complete the following forms:
Step 2: Submit your complete request and schedule an appointment with the Student Services Office
Email your completed forms and supporting documentation to StudentServices@scuhs.edu. A complete request includes your supporting documentation from a qualified examiner and a Request for Accommodations form completed by you.
Important Notes about Accommodations
For questions please email: StudentServices@scuhs.edu
The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) is a civil rights law that was originally passed by Congress in 1990 (as the Americans with Disabilities Act-ADA) and protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace, as well as in school and other settings. The ADA was amended in 2008 and became effective on January 1, 2009. The law does not provide funding for services or accommodations. https://www.ncld.org/get-involved/learn-the-law/adaaa/
Student Services Office reviews appropriate medical documentation, and consistent with laws and best practices determines reasonable accommodations, as well as auxiliary aids and services.
This allows students to request a modification or reasonable accommodation to allow them to fully participate in the classroom and campus life. Once a modification or reasonable accommodation is approved, the student has the choice and responsibility to notify their instructors in a timely fashion.
It is important for students to know that accommodations and services may not cause a fundamental alteration to core requirements of the course, the program of study, or University requirements. Students, faculty, and Student Services staff work together to define the limitations, if they exist, for accommodations.
Reasonable accommodations are determined on an individual basis and depend on the circumstances. Students have a right to express religious beliefs without discrimination and have a safe place for worship and prayer. Examples of religious accommodations include rescheduling an exam, allowing a group presentation to be given on a different date, and adjusting a due date if the said item falls on a religious event or Holiday.
Accommodation requests that will fundamentally alter program requirements, classroom curriculum, learning objectives, or student expectations will not be approved. Accommodation requests that will create an undue and unfair burden on others, including students, will not be approved.
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We bring together aspiring students from different disciplines so you can learn and excel side-by-side. The depth and breadth of this dynamic experience will prepare you to one day take the lead in a collaborative, interprofessional practice.
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