Sample Syllabus Statements
All instructors are encouraged to include in their syllabi a statement inviting students with disabilities to meet with Student Disability Services to discuss making arrangements for accommodations. This statement both normalizes the accommodation process and helps to create a positive and welcoming environment for students with disabilities. The statement also creates a collaborative model for determining and implementing legally mandated accommodations and serves as a reminder to students who need the accommodations that they must initiate these arrangements. Below are a few recommended statements you may choose to use.
- It is Graduate Center and CUNY policy to provide appropriate accommodations to students with disabilities. Any student with a disability who may need accommodations in this class is advised to speak directly to the manager of Student Disability Services, located in Student Affairs, room 7301, or call 212-817-7400 as early in the semester as possible. All discussions will remain confidential.
- Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the manager of Student Disability Services, located in Student Affairs, room 7301, or call 212-817-7400 as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.
- Students with disabilities and medical conditions are encouraged to contact the Office of the VP for Student Affairs for assistance and accommodation. For information and an appointment contact the manager of Student Disability Services, located in Student Affairs, room 7301, or call 212-817-7400.
Manager of Student Disability Services