Skip Ribbon Commands Skip to main content
Navigate Up
Help (new window)
Sign In

Syllabi Statement

Syllabus Statement

The Syllabus statement is intended to be an instructor’s way of demonstrating an acceptance of diversity and willingness to accommodate students with disabilities. It is meant to set a tone of “acceptance”….

 
Examples of Appropriate statements on your syllabus with regard to accommodations for students with disabilities: 

 

“If you have a disability, whether physical, learning, or psychological, and believe that you may need accommodations in this class, I encourage you to contact DSPS as soon as possible to ensure that any accommodations for which you are determined eligible, can be provided in a timely manner. DSPS and I, will work with you to determine the appropriate accommodations, based on the educational limitations resulting from your documented disability.”

 

“If you have a disability requiring accommodation, you are encouraged to contact DSPS.  They will help you determine what assistance is available for you, based upon the educational accommodations resulting from your documented disability.”

 

“If you have disability, which may require classroom or test accommodations, please see me as soon as soon as possible.  If you have not already done so, please apply for services with DSPS. They are the office designated by MSJC to approve and schedule reasonable accommodations for qualifying students with a disability.”

 

“If you have specific physical, psychiatric or learning disabilities and require accommodations, please let me know immediately. I want to work with you and DSPS to assure your accommodations are available in a timely manner for this class.  If you have not already done so, please apply for services with DSPS. That is the office designated by MSJC to approve and schedule reasonable accommodations for qualifying students with a disability.”

 

“MSJC abides by the ADA, Title V Regulations and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that stipulates that no student shall be denied the benefits of an education "solely by reason of a disability."  Disabilities covered by law include, but are not limited to, learning disabilities and hearing, sight, or mobility impairments. If you have a disability that may have some impact on your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations, please see me and apply for services with DSP&S so that such accommodations may be arranged in a timely manner.”

 

It is also suggested that instructors make a similar verbal statement at the beginning of each course to set a positive tone of acceptance for student diversity.