Reasonable accommodations are adjustments to policies, practices, or procedures that facilitate equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities to the College’s programs, activities and services.
In order to ensure that students’ needs are directly linked to these accommodations, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allow higher education institutions to require disability documentation to verify disability status and the need for reasonable accommodations.
The university may require further clarification or information from the physician or specialist.
Some psychiatric conditions require updating documentation every six months, as appropriate.
Under the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, it is important that all enrolled students are aware of the services available to individuals with currently-documented disabilities.
If you are a student with a learning disability or other disability, the information available on will be helpful to you in arranging for accommodations at Elmira College.
This current documentation must be on file with the Director of Disability Services before classes begin.