The Accessible Education Center facilitates and supports access and inclusion for students with disabilities through collaboration and consultation with students, faculty, staff, and the community. The AEC works to create and sustain physical, curricular, and informational environments that are informed by and responsive to the diverse characteristics and experiences of students with disabilities and variations of ability.
In order for a student to establish accommodations, the first step is to meet with an AEC advisor. You can make an appointment online, request an appointment via email to email@example.com, or call (541) 346-1155.
At your initial appointment, the AEC advisor will ask you about your educational and medical history, current concerns, and anticipated areas of needed support. In addition to discussing your concerns, your AEC advisor will review any documentation of disability, test scores, and/or medical records that address barriers that may arise in a university setting. If you don't have current documentation, we still encourage you to meet with an AEC advisor to discuss your concerns and possible next steps. Once AEC has received sufficient information, you and your advisor will participate in an interactive dialogue regarding reasonable accommodations.
It is your responsibility to follow up with AEC staff as questions or concerns arise about services, procedures, timelines, or responsibilities.
- Make an appointment with AEC to discuss your situation.
- Visit Support and Services to get information on testing, notetaking, and other accommodations.
- Earn a scholarship: Learn about AEC scholarships and other opportunities.
- Join our team: AEC hires student employees and volunteers to meet a variety of changing needs.
- AEC groups and the student toolkit provide articles, videos, and training in coping with stress and anxiety and other helpful resources.
New and Prospective Students
- Visit Getting Started for information about the most common accommodations offered and how to access those.
Graduate and Law Students
Graduate students with disabilities are eligible for the same type of support as undergraduate students and go through the same eligibility process. There are some unique experiences in graduate school education, such as comprehensive or qualifying exams, dissertation processes, dual employee/student roles, departmental committee functions, advisor–student relationship, etc. Accommodations for each graduate student are determined through an individual interactive process within the context of departmental expectations and requirements.
School of Law students meet with the AEC director and provide appropriate documentation. Grading is anonymous in law school, so typically faculty are not aware of individual testing accommodations. The AEC communicates approved accommodations directly to the School of Law Student Services who support the facilitation of approved accommodations.
Veterans and Nontraditional Students
AEC staff strive to be sensitive and attentive to the unique needs of student veterans. Discussions with our advisors and rationale for accommodations are kept strictly confidential.
If you are currently experiencing barriers to effective engagement or participation in the classroom we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our advisors. Some veterans may not anticipate an immediate need, but find it helpful to register with the AEC in the event that support or accommodations become necessary.
Additional resources include:
This website does not describe every type of support or assistance that is offered by the Accessible Education Center. Please do not hesitate to call 541-346-1155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment to discuss your individual needs.