Students with a diagnosed disability may be entitled to accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To obtain accommodations at Furman University, students should:
- Contact the Student Office for Accessibility Resources and provide current documentation of a disability.
Please note that an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Plan
does not provide enough information to meet the above requirements. The
Director of Student Accessibility Resources can answer questions and give detailed
information about what documentation is acceptable.
Complete the online initial contact form.
Once the Initial Contact Form and the documentation have been received, a university designated professional with appropriate expertise and an outside
consultant evaluate the documentation. Once the information is reviewed, the Director of Student Accessibility Resources will schedule a meeting with the student to determine reasonable accommodations and develop an accommodation plan. Students should be prepared to discuss the impact of their disability in the academic environment and their history of accommodations. This information along with the results of the documentation review, will help determine reasonable accommodations for the student. Since each student and each disability is unique, we cannot determine appropriate accommodations before the initial meeting is conducted.
Each term accommodation letters are emailed to the student and the professors.
If you have questions at any time, please contact us.
A student's disability and accommodations are confidential and should be treated as such. Testing and note-taking arrangements should be discussed privately with the student.
Students requesting note-taking assistance must complete a Notetaker Request form at the start of each academic term. Complete the Notetaker Request Form.
During course registration students receiving extra time for tests should leave adequate time between classes to allow for this
Furman does not offer diagnostic testing for disabilities such as ADHD or learning disabilities. Referrals for testing in the Greenville area are available through the Student Office for Accessibility Resources. Students are responsible for the cost incurred for this evaluation.
The University has adopted this internal Furman Student Disability Grievance Procedure and Form.pdf to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of student complaints alleging any action prohibited by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) or Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“Title III”) or otherwise alleging disability-related discrimination or harassment. Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance, and Title III prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by private entities (including universities) that provide places of public accommodation. These laws and accompanying regulations may be examined in the office of the Title IX and Section 504/ADA Coordinator, whom the University has designated to coordinate its efforts to comply with Section 504 and Title III (“the ADA Coordinator”).