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Syllabus Statements

All instructors are encouraged to include in each syllabus a statement inviting students with disabilities to make arrangements for accommodations. Reading the statement aloud to each class is also encouraged. 

Recommended Syllabus Statement for Fall and Winter Semesters

Disability Statement

In keeping with the University‚Äôs policy, if you are a student who believes you may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability or learning challenge (i.e., physical, learning, psychological, ADHD, or other type), you are strongly encouraged to contact Disability Support Services (DSS) at 423-236-2544 or stop by the 3rd floor of the Bietz Center for Student Life, Office 3900.

Please note that accommodations are not retroactive and cannot be implemented until professors have received an official Letter of Accommodation from DSS. 

Specific details of disabilities remain confidential between students and DSS unless a student chooses to disclose or there is a legitimate academic need for disclosure, which is on a case-by-case basis. 

For further details, visit the Disability Support Services website at www.southern.edu/administration/student-success/disability.

Recommended Statement for Summer Sessions

Disability Statement

During short summer sessions, in keeping with University policy, any student who believes they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability or learning challenge should contact Disability Support Services at 423-236-2544 or by sending an email to DSS@southern.edu or stop by the Bietz Center, 3rd floor, Suite 3900 as soon as possible. 

Please note that accommodations are not retroactive and can only be implemented once professors have received an official Letter of Accommodation from DSS. 

Specific details of disabilities remain confidential between students and DSS unless a student chooses to disclose or there is a legitimate academic need for disclosure, which is on a case-by-case basis. 

For further details, visit the Disability Support Services website at www.southern.edu/administration/student-success/disability.

Online Courses

Please include the following e-contact information (placed after on-campus contact information):
  • Students taking online courses from off-campus locations may also contact the DSS through email at dss@southern.edu.