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About Us

Illinois State University provides a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students by assisting each in functioning independently within the University community and providing equal access and opportunity in accomplishing educational, professional, and personal goals.

Student Access and Accommodation Services is the designated office that accommodates and supports students with disabilities and/or medical/mental health conditions, pregnancy, temporary conditions and religious accommodations. This is accomplished in a confidential manner to ensure equal opportunity for participation in all courses, programs, and activities offered by Illinois State.

Our Mission

Illinois State University is dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity in education and accepts diversity as an affirmation of individual identity within a welcoming community. Student Access and Accommodation Services (SAAS) embraces the richness and value that disability brings to our campus community as it strengthens our learning, attitudes, and respect for each other. SAAS accomplishes this through:

  1. Individual accommodation(s) to facilitate and support an accessible educational environment through inclusion of students with disabilities by removing or reducing barriers in the university setting.
  2. Collaborative partnerships with students, faculty, staff, members of the campus community, and university stakeholders to make Illinois State University accessible to everyone.