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The Disability Center recommends that each course syllabus contain a statement advising students with disabilities about how to request necessary academic accommodations. The statement helps to fulfill MU’s institutional responsibility to inform them about the process and also demonstrates the university’s commitment to a positive and welcoming environment for students with disabilities.

Below is a sample statement you may include on your syllabus. It can be used as is or can be adjusted to meet specific needs. For example, and online or distance-learning course syllabus should reflect the appropriate mode of communication, such as e-mail. Please include this or a similar statement on all syllabi.

Recommended syllabus statement

Students with Disabilities:

If you anticipate barriers related to the format or requirements of this course, if you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need to make arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please let me know as soon as possible.

If disability related accommodations are necessary (for example, a note taker, extended time on exams, captioning), please establish an accommodation plan with the Disability Center (, S5 Memorial Union, 573- 882-4696, and then notify me of your eligibility for reasonable accommodations. For other MU resources for persons with disabilities, click on “Disability Resources” on the MU homepage.