Michigan Ross iMpact

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Working with Students with Disabilities

The Office of the General Counsel and the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) recommends that all faculty include a statement similar to the following in their course syllabi and review the statement during the first class period.


Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

If you are a student with a disability who needs accommodations, please contact the Ross Accommodations Coordinator at your earliest convenience.  Some aspects of courses like assignments, in-class activities, note taking, and exam accommodations may be modified to facilitate your participation and progress.  After visiting the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office and obtaining a Verified Individual Services and Accommodations (VISA) form, please contact the Ross Accommodations Coordinator at RossAccommodationsCoordinator@umich.edu.  Any information you provide is private and confidential, and will be treated at such.


Note that this statement protects both the students and the instructor.  Students who have registered their disabilities with SSD are entitled to accommodations in class, as well as during scheduled exams.  The SSD office can walk faculty through what is and is not appropriate.  We encourage all students to reach out to SSD first, if they believe they are in need of any accommodation.  We strongly encourage that all classes incorporate the contact information into the syllabi as part of the class expectation statements. 

If you or a student have any questions in this regard, please feel free to contact the Ross Accommodations Coordinator at RossAccommodationsCoordinator@umich.edu.