Student Access and Accommodation Services (SAAS) will provide the Office of Parking and Transportation verification of appropriate parking designation based on disability and/or medical/mental health condition. No parking permits will be issued until a parking tag is purchased from the Office of Parking and Transportation. All parking accommodations must be approved by SAAS.
Documentation must be submitted to SAAS to verify the need for designated parking. These permits, issued for a specific length of time, allow students with documented need to park in the faculty/staff (red tag) lots closer to class buildings.
If the student has the State of Illinois tag or license plate permit to use accessible parking spaces (designated on campus by a blue wheelchair sign), the student should take their tag or vehicle registration to the Office of Parking and Transportation and purchase the appropriate University parking tag. No form from SAAS is needed. Parking Services will forward information to SAAS.
Housing accommodations are available for students with disabilities and/or medical/mental health conditions. Types of housing accommodations available include, but are not limited to: accessible rooms and facilities for students with physical disabilities; accessible rooms to meet the needs of students with vision disabilities; strobe lights and doorbells with lights for students who are deaf or hard of hearing; or special rooms and facilities for medical needs.
All students requesting accommodations must have completed a contract for housing with University Housing Services. Requests for housing accommodations within University Housing for disability and/or medical/mental health condition related reasons must be initiated by the student with a request to SAAS. Documentation of the disability and/or medical/mental health condition must be sent to SAAS for verification. Once the Documentation Review Committee has considered the housing accommodation request based on the documentation submitted, the student will be contacted concerning the accommodations request and appropriate housing placement.
Housing information for students seeking accommodations is available at the University Housing Services website.
Accommodations are available for students who have disability-related dietary needs. Requests must be made through SAAS and meet the documentation requirements as verification of needs. Once the SAAS Documentation Review Committee has considered the dining accommodation request based on the documentation submitted, the coordinator will then work with the student and Campus Dining Services to implement the appropriate accommodation.
Students with disabilities and/or medical/mental health conditions can and do study abroad! The Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) encourages all Illinois State students to explore Study Abroad and is available to help you determine if a specific program you are interested in meets your academic and social needs, while accommodating your disability and/or medical/mental health condition.
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) only applies to institutions in the United States. When traveling abroad, you may experience differences and/or daily physical and academic limitations that you may not generally experience within the United States. In many cases there may not be elevators, designated crosswalks, wheelchair access, or resource centers on your host university campus.
It is important to define your study abroad goals, consider how you will manage differences abroad, and seek as much information as possible before you depart for your study abroad program. The key to a successful experience is advanced planning!
Students should contact SAAS and their study abroad advisor as they begin researching the program(s) and site(s). We can assist you in supporting your housing and academic needs while studying abroad. We look forward to helping you find the program that best fits your academic and social goals.
Illinois State University is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for pregnant and parenting students. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities including academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs or activities of schools. This prohibition includes discrimination against pregnant and parenting students based on sex. Students may request accommodations based on general pregnancy needs or accommodations based on a pregnancy-related complication. If you wish to request accommodations due to pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, please complete the Request Services Form.
Illinois State University has an enduring commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, including religious diversity. The University honors and respects students’ rights to observe sincerely held religious beliefs or practices and provides an educational environment in which all students are free from harassment and discrimination based on religion consistent with the requirements of federal, state, and local law. As part of this commitment, the University provides reasonable accommodations for students’ sincerely held religious beliefs or practices unless the University determines that such an accommodation would fundamentally alter the curriculum or academic program. Any student seeking reasonable accommodations must request accommodations in advance by filling out the religious accommodation form.