Disability Services

To ensure the intellectual richness of research and education, the University of Chicago seeks to provide an environment conducive to learning, teaching, working, and conducting research that values the diversity of its community. The University strives to be supportive of the academic, personal, and work related needs of each individual and is committed to facilitating the full participation of students with a disability in the life of the University. The University is committed to complying with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Students seeking disability accommodations should meet with the Director or Associate Director for Student Disability Services to initiate the accommodation process. The director or associate director will acquaint you with the required documentation.  The process of determining eligibility and considering what is a reasonable modification or adjustment is an interactive and collaborative process.  First-year students with disabilities should begin the accommodation process as soon as they have submitted their enrollment deposits in order to ensure that appropriate accommodations are approved and in place before classes begin.  If a disability determination is made, the Office of the College Dean of Students will facilitate the implementation of approved auxiliary aids and services. For more information, please visit the website for the Office of Student Disability Services.