Disability Services Policy and Procedures

Read and understand our policies

Indiana University Southeast is subject to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This Act requires that no qualified individual with a disability will, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of, its services, programs, or activities or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity. Similar obligations had been imposed upon IU Southeast by Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

IU Southeast is fully committed to satisfying its obligations under federal and state law. It is the mission of The Office of Disability Services to coordinate support services for IU Southeast students with disabilities. We:

  • Serve as educators in broadening awareness of the needs of qualified students with disabilities.
  • Serve as liaisons between students, faculty, and staff of IU Southeast.
  • Assist in the provision of reasonable accommodations or modifications.
  • Promote the enrichment of students through sponsoring and mentoring a student organization on campus specifically concerned with the problems of qualified students with disabilities.

Definitions

See the definitions below for terms used in our Disability Services Policies and Procedures. The definitions of any and all terms used in this document are intended to be consistent with the definitions set forth by the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act.

The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable modifications to rules, policies, or practices, the removal of architectural, communication, or transportation barriers, or the provision of auxiliary aids and services, meets the essential eligibility requirements for the receipt of services or the participation in programs or activities provided by a public entity. Throughout the rest of this document, the term "student" is assumed to mean "qualified student."

Federal law defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of an individual, a record of such an impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment.

Modifications or accommodations that are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability and that do not fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity.

Emotional health disability accommodations

Students requesting accommodations due to an emotional health disability must also present a completed Psychiatric Disability Verification Form each semester. The form may be completed by the student's mental healthcare provider. If you have any issues with the form, please reach out to the Office of Disability Services by email at ods@ius.edu, or by phone at (812) 941-2243.

Psychiatric Disability Verification Form

Review of policy

The Policy for Equal Opportunity for Individuals with Disabilities shall be reviewed every two years by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. If changes need to be considered, they shall be addressed by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs in conjunction with the Affirmative Action Committee.