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What are the disability requirements and policies? 

Disability Statement for Undergraduate Course Syllabi

The syllabus for each Harding University course should carry the following statement.

Students with Disabilities: It is the policy for Harding University to accommodate students with disabilities, pursuant to federal and state law. Therefore, any student with a documented disability condition (e.g. physical, learning, or psychological) who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations, must contact the instructor and the Disabilities Office at the beginning of each semester. (If the diagnosis of the disability occurs during the academic year, the student must self-identify with the Disabilities Office as soon as possible in order to get academic accommodations in place for the remainder of the semester.) The Disabilities Office is located in Room 102 of the Lee Academic Center, telephone, 501-279-4019.

Disability Statement pdf

Disability Statement for International Programs

The syllabus for each Harding University course should carry the following statement.

Students with Disabilities: It is the policy for Harding University to accommodate students with disabilities, pursuant to federal and state law. Therefore, any student with a documented disability condition (e.g. physical, learning, or psychological) who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations, must contact the instructor and the Disabilities Office at the beginning of each semester. (If the diagnosis of the disability occurs during the academic year, the student must self-identify with the Disabilities Director as soon as possible in order to get academic accommodations in place for the remainder of the semester.  The Disabilities Office is located in Room 102 of the Lee Academic Center, telephone 501-279-4019.

Since students on an international campus will not have access to the Disabilities Office located on Harding University's Searcy campus, the student must self-identify with the International Studies office prior to being accepted for a semester abroad.  Reasonable academic accommodations (e.g. extended time on tests, a quiet room/no distractions for testing, etc.) may be made by the faculty on an international campus. However, a doctor’s statement will be required for a physical or psychological disability stating that the student is capable of  fully  participating in the rigorous travel itinerary (group and independent travel), as well as, intense academics the semester he/she is abroad. 

 Disability Statement for Graduate Syllabi

The following language regarding students with disabilities should be included in your syllabus.  Paragraph one is the language used for undergraduate students.  Paragraph two is specific to graduate students. 

Disability Statement for Graduate Syllabi pdf

Both paragraphs should be included on all graduate syllabi: 

Students with Disabilities:  It is the policy for Harding University to accommodate students with disabilities, pursuant to federal and state law.  Therefore, any student with a documented disability (e.g. physical, learning, or psychological) who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations, must contact the instructor and the Disabilities Office at the beginning of each semester. (If the diagnosis of the disability occurs during the academic year, the student must self-identify with the Disabilities Director as soon as possible in order to get academic accommodations in place for the remainder of the semester.)  The Disabilities Office is located in Room 102 of the Lee Academic Center, telephone 501-279-4019. 

Since some graduate courses are taught at different sites and students will not have access to the Disabilities Office located on Harding University’s Searcy campus, the student must self-identify with the instructor of the course and submit documentation by fax or mail to the Disabilities Office on our main campus.

Graduate Disability Form pdf

Upon receiving the appropriate documentation approved by ADA Guidelines, academic accommodations may be set up by the instructor via a telephone conference with the Disabilities Director.  If you have questions, please contact Teresa J. McLeod, M.Ed., Disabilities Director, at 501-279-4019 or tmcleod@harding.edu.

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