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Disability Services

We are committed to supporting students as we implement social distancing practices and other changes that current circumstances demand.

Disability Services staff can assist you remotely via email or Zoom. We are available to chat, support you with requesting accommodations, address accommodation concerns and help you identify resources. Contact us at disability_services@slu.edu or schedule an appointment with a staff member through EAB Navigate. The testing centers are closed until further notice.

Saint Louis University’s Office of Disability Services supports your educational experience by helping you access academic accommodations and services.

We coordinate aids and services to meet the needs of students with disabilities to create a safe and supportive campus community for everyone. We partner with students, faculty, academic departments and service providers to facilitate equal access to and opportunity to participate in all University programs, services and experiences.

All inquiries received by Disability Services about the availability of University-related accommodations are confidential.

We can help you:

  1. Understand the process and the necessary paperwork to successfully register for accommodations.
  2. Be an advocate for yourself in the realm of higher education and disability services.
  3. Articulate your personal needs to faculty and campus stakeholders.

Obtaining Accommodations Through Disability Services

In order to receive academic accommodations from the University, students are responsible for self identifying and requesting reasonable accommodations.

Students should be aware that they must self-advocate if they wish to access accommodations through Disability Services.

At Saint Louis University, the Office of Disability Services facilitates accommodations for all students, except those within the law or medical schools.

Shannon Morse is the disability services coordinator for the SLU School of Law and can be reached via email at stinebsm@slu.edu or at 314-977-2728.

You may also view the Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities guide from the U.S. Department of Education.

Applying for Accommodations

Students with ADD/ADHD

If you have been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder or attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, SLU has dedicated resources designed to help you succeed. Our student success coaches can help you:

  1. Identify campus resources to prepare you for success at SLU
  2. Develop the personal skills to better organize your time and complete tasks
  3. For more information about our graduate assistant for ADD/ADHD academic coaching and other resources provided, please contact disability services at disability_services@slu.edu or 314-977-3484.

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to visit or contact us to receive information regarding services available, procedures, documentation and best practices. Students with documented disabilities who need accommodations are encouraged to contact Disability Services as soon as possible.

Temporary Disabilities

Students with temporary disabilities can contact Disability Services to discuss accommodations, as well as other on-campus and off-campus resources. Students seeking to request academic accommodations must complete an application and provide documentation of the temporary condition. After submitting an application, you will meet with a member of the disability services staff for an intake appointment.

If you need assistance traveling around North Campus, SLU’s Disability Services Club can help carry bags and/or push a wheelchair, as needed. Email sludsc12@gmail.com with your request and specific schedule information.

Obtaining Medical Equipment

Medical equipment (e.g. wheelchair, scooter, and/or crutches) is available for use on SLU’s campus through several resources, including:

  1. The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
    DuBourg Hall, Room 36
    314-977-3838
    Several manual wheelchairs available for loan to students at any time.
  2. MEDI Equipment
    5845 S. Lindbergh, St Louis, MO
    314-892-7000
  3. Missouri Medical Supply
    8523 Olive, St. Louis, MO.
    314-925-0528
  4. Health Care Mobility
    9030 Gravois, St. Louis, MO.
    314-544-2211

Prices for equipment loans may vary. Details will be discussed during your intake appointment. Additional questions can be directed to disability services at disability_services@slu.edu or 314-977-3484.

D-Talk

D-Talk is an opportunity for students who are registered with Disability Services to meet together to discuss on-campus accessibility and recommend improvements to the office of Disability Services.

D-Talk's mission is to promote a supportive culture and environment to all students with disabilities, open awareness to all those on campus and seek changes in disability with accessibility and access to higher education.

We promote awareness, advocacy and accessibility.

D-Talk will meet every three weeks, and is open to all students who have a disability or diagnosed medical condition. Guest speakers will appear throughout the semester from various SLU departments, as well as from outside the SLU community. There are no fees or dues for membership.

Through this program, the office of Disability Services can work closely with students to ensure that the campus environment is as accessible as possible.

Employment Resources

SLU offers resources for students with disabilities seeking employment opportunities during and after college.

  1. Career Services has specialists available to answer questions about job searching, learning about accommodations within specific career fields, and navigating the work force with your disability.
  2. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace. 

Report Campus Accessibility Barriers

If you have encountered an accessibility barrier on campus (physical or otherwise), we ask that you please share detailed information regarding that barrier via a Google form that will be sent to Disability Services.

Campus Accessibility Barrier Form