Professor Spann speaks to a class

Accommodating Students with Disabilities

The Law Center provides reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities who present appropriate documentation and register with the Office of Disability Services (ODS). All accommodations provided on the basis of disability must be provided by or in consultation with ODS to establish consistency of practice and ensure that services are properly documented.

ODS is available to address faculty questions about Law Center policies and services and to consult on disability-related issues. If disability disclosure is necessary, the student will be consulted by ODS first and the minimum amount of information will be shared with the faculty member in order to identify or implement a reasonable accommodation.

Including a syllabus statement is a simple way to make students with disabilities feel welcome in a course and share how to request accommodations. For example: Visit the Office of Disability Services (ODS) website and/or email ODS it you require an accommodation to fully access this course.

Faculty and Staff Accommodations

Georgetown University’s Office of Institutional, Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) coordinates the University’s response to various accommodation requests from applicants for employment and current employees in accordance with federal/local law and University policies. Review the Procedures for Employees on the IDEAA webpage for more information.