Definition of Reasonable Accommodations
Accommodations and other access services are approved on a case-by-case basis depending on the impact of each student’s diagnosed disorder(s) and the reasonableness of the request. Reasonable accommodations are determined using the following analysis:
- The accommodation is directly related to the impact or functional limitations caused by the diagnosed disorder.
- The accommodation is not of a personal nature (such as tutoring, eyeglasses or medication).
- The accommodation is necessary to provide equal access to the student.
- The accommodation does not lower academic or program standards.
- The accommodation does not fundamentally alter the essential elements of the course, program or activity.
- The accommodation does not present an undue financial or administrative burden on the university.
- The accommodation does not pose a threat to the health or safety of the student or others.