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Accessibility & Accommodations Services

Any CUC student with a documented disability has the opportunity to request reasonable and appropriate accommodations to provide access to courses, programs, activities, and housing offered by the University. Students with a documented disability seek accommodations in order to make sure they have equal access to both educational opportunities and on-campus residential opportunities. The coordination of disability services is a component of the Academic Center for Excellence.  The lead contact for Accessibility & Accommodations is the Academic Support Coordinator in ACE:

Contact Information
Mary Wink, Academic Support Coordinator for the Academic Center for Excellence
Klinck Memorial Library, Lower Level, KL022
Phone: 708-488-4109
mary.wink@cuchicago.edu

Context
Concordia University Chicago recognizes and supports the standards set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and similar state laws (hereinafter “applicable law[s]"), which are designed to eliminate discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. A qualified student may be approved for reasonable and appropriate accommodations or adjustments to the learning environment that will facilitate the student's access to their educational program.

Concordia University Chicago does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed or religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. The University seeks to provide an environment where each person may develop academically, socially and spiritually. Concordia University Chicago is committed to making reasonable accommodations for qualifying students with disabilities as required by the applicable laws.

Eligibility
Any student with a disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities or participation in programs of the university is eligible to request accommodations. This includes undergraduate, graduate, and Accelerated Degree Program (ADP) students.

Examples of learning accommodations:

  • Extended time for testing and separate testing area
  • Note-taking assistance
  • Permission to audio-record class sessions

Examples of housing accommodations:

  • Air conditioning in residence hall
  • First-floor room in residence hall
  • ADA-accessible room

Application Process for Accommodations