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Requesting Accommodations

Students that have been admitted to Colorado State University Pueblo may request reasonable academic accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in accordance with the University's policies.

  1. Schedule an Appointment. You can call us (719.549.2648) or visit our office (Library and Academic Resource Center, Suite 187) to schedule an appointment. Appointments last approximately 45–60 minutes.
  2. Submit the Application for Accommodations. Prior to your Welcome Meeting, please submit the Application for Accommodations along with any available documentation that supports your request for accommodations or adjustments.
  3. Explore Options. During the meeting, the DRSC representative will chat with you about the barriers you are experiencing, reasonable accommodations to address the barriers, and your next steps. Our goal is to keep the meeting relaxed and comfortable.
  4. Review of Request(s). Your DRSC representative will review your case to determine if the request is reasonable. You will be updated through your University email on the outcome of your request.
Questions/Concerns at Any Point in the Semester. We know that questions, challenges, and concerns may arise. The DRSC will be happy to answer any follow-up questions. The sooner students contact us to address a concern, the more time there is available to resolve it.

Types of Accommodations


    Academic/Classroom Accommodations

    All accommodations and adjustments are determined on an individual basis in consultation with DRSC staff who review such requests. Students may qualify for an accommodation but may decide not to use it within the context of a particular course or at a particular time in the course.

    Some examples of academic accommodations includes but is not limited to:

    • Modified testing, such as additional time or an alternative environment;
    • Accessible technology;
    • Alternative textbook/course material formats, such as PDF, audio, or Braille;
    • Notetaking Assistance, such as the use of audiorecordings or other technology;
    • ASL interpreting;
    • Speech-to-text captioning; and
    • Course attendance flexibility.

    Once requested accommodations are approved by the DRSC, the student and the DRSC Director will meet to prepare accommodation letters for the student to provide to their instructor(s).


    Housing & Dining Accommodations

    Due to the effects of a disability, some students may require some type of housing accommodations. Our office works in conjunction with Residence Life & Housing and Dining Services to provide students with housing accommodations that best meet their needs.

    Students who are seeking a housing accommodation need to meet with the DRSC to discuss possible accommodations. Requests for housing adjustments will be reviewed by a Housing Accommodation Review Committee; once a determination has been made, the DRSC will notify the student of the outcome.


    Support Animals on Campus

    CSU Pueblo does not allow animals in campus buildings and sports complexes. There are exceptions for service animals and, on occassion, emotional support animals when necessary for disability reasons. For additional information, please review CSU Pueblo’s Policy on Service Animals in Classrooms and Assistance Animals in Residence Halls.


    Temporary Accommodations

    Temporary health impairments such as injuries, surgeries, or acute illnesses may not qualify as permanent disabling conditions, but may still be disabling and require adjustments. The DRSC provides assistance to students managing a temporary medical condition while attending CSU Pueblo. CSU Pueblo understands these situations often impact students' ability to attend classes and complete work effectively. Below are strategies and resources for finding needed support during a difficult time.

    When it is not obvious what the impairment is, students with temporary health impairments should provide documentation from their medical or mental health provider describing the impairment condition, including the duration and limitations of the impairment. Students can provide this documentation to the DRSC.

    Potential accommodations for temporary health impairments include (but are not limited to):

    • Attendance/homework due date leniency
    • Note taking assistance (audio recorder, copy of classmate’s notes)
    • Exam accommodations (extra time, scribe, use of computer for essays)
    • Accessibility of the classroom

    The DRSC does not provide personal assistance to students. This includes building-to-building transportation or the transport of personal items. Wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility devices are considered personal devices and are not loaned by the DRSC. Additionally, reasonable assistance may be requested from Parking & Safety (719-549-2373).

Spring 2022 Registration is Open

To register for Spring 2022 courses, students will need to meet with their academic success coach or faculty mentor, submit proof of vaccination or exemption, and self-register through Banner.

Registration Requirements

Submit Proof of Vaccination or Exemption

CARES Funding

Student wearing face mask

CARES Funding is available for eligible students to help pay for cost of attendance needs such as food, housing, childcare, health care, course materials, technology, tuition assistance, and other critical needs.

Disability Resource and Support Center

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