Requesting Accommodations for a Disability at Loyola
Loyola's Disability Support Services (DSS) office assist students with varied
disabilities, including learning disabilities, ADHD, mental health
impairments, chronic illnesses, autism spectrum disorders, brain
injuries, physical/mobility disabilities, medical conditions, vision and
hearing disabilities, and speech/language disabilities. The student is responsible for submitting an application and providing documentation of disability to DSS in order to request accommodations. A DSS advisor will work with a student through an interactive process to determine eligibility and appropriate accommodations.
Students are welcome to submit accommodation requests at any time during their studies at Loyola, but accommodations are not implemented retroactively. Therefore, we encourage incoming first-year students and new transfer students to submit their requests as early as possible. First-year students should try to submit information during the summer before they arrive at Loyola. Also, present Loyola students who are newly diagnosed with a disability should submit requests as soon as possible.
There are two steps to take to register with disability support services (not necessarily in this order)
2. ) Submit Documentation
Recent documentation of the disability is required in order to review a student's request for services. This confidential information is maintained in the DSS office and is protected as an educational record under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Disability-related information may be disclosed on a limited, need to know basis in order to provide accommodations and services with the permission of the student, or if there is a legitimate educational reason. Guidelines for written documentation can be obtained online through the following links:
At anytime, you are welcome to speak to a DSS professional to learn about the procedures for requesting accommodations
The DSS staff is happy to talk to students and parents before they register with DSS. You can email DSS@loyola.edu if you would like to schedule a time to speak to someone.
Registering for Housing Accommodations
For best consideration in terms of living space availability, students should submit their housing accommodation applications before or on the dates listed below.