Request an Accommodation

Request an Accommodation

The University is committed to making sure its programs are accessible to students, faculty, other academic appointees, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and visitors with disabilities. A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a course, program, service, job, activity, or facility that enables a qualified person with a disability to have equal access to full participation in the University community. A reasonable accommodation does not lower or modify essential requirements, fundamentally alter the nature of a service, program or activity, or result in undue financial or administrative burdens. The process for identifying a reasonable accommodation requires an individualized assessment of how a person’s disability affects them in the particular context for which the accommodation is sought.

If you would like to report a campus access barrier, you may report it online, or by contacting Student Disability Services or the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs.

If you have an urgent facilities services request (e.g., inoperable wheelchair lift), call 4.1414 (campus phone) or 773.834.1414 (all other phones).

For additional information on available resources to support individuals with disabilities, including information accessible campus routes and building entrances and parking and transportation, visit our Resources page.

How to Request an Accommodation

 

For Students

Contact Student Disability Services with any questions, to raise a concern regarding accessibility, or if you are in need of a reasonable accommodation. Student Disability Services may also assist prospective students.

Student Disability Services
773.702.6000
disabilities@uchicago.edu

Charnessa Warren
Director, Student Disability Services
charnessa@uchicago.edu

 

For Faculty, Other Academic Appointees, or Postdoctoral Researchers

Contact the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs if you are in need of a reasonable accommodation.

Bridget Collier
Associate Provost and Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs
Title IX Coordinator for the University
Section 504/ ADA Coordinator
Affirmative Action Officer
773.702.5761
bcollier@uchicago.edu

Elizabeth Honig
Assistant Director, Office for Equal Opportunity Programs
773.702.4913
ehonig@uchicago.edu

 

For Staff

Contact the Employee and Labor Relations Team if you are in need of a reasonable accommodation.

For Visitors

Contact your event sponsor or the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs if you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation.

Bridget Collier
Associate Provost and Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs
Title IX Coordinator for the University
Section 504/ ADA Coordinator
Affirmative Action Officer
773.702.5761
bcollier@uchicago.edu

Elizabeth Honig
Assistant Director, Office for Equal Opportunity Programs
773.702.4913
ehonig@uchicago.edu

 

Questions?

Contact the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs.

Bridget Collier
Associate Provost and Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs
Title IX Coordinator for the University
Section 504/ ADA Coordinator
Affirmative Action Officer
773.702.5761
bcollier@uchicago.edu

Elizabeth Honig
Assistant Director, Office for Equal Opportunity Programs
773.702.4913
ehonig@uchicago.edu

 

What to Expect After Requesting an Accommodation

The process of determining eligibility and considering what is a reasonable modification or adjustment is an interactive and collaborative process, which requires the direct involvement of the person seeking the accommodation and the University (i.e. Student Disability Services, the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs, or the Employee and Labor Relations Team). Both the person seeking the accommodation and the University are expected to make reasonable efforts to complete the disability determination process and to identify any reasonable accommodation expeditiously.

After a student has contacted Student Disability Services to request a reasonable accommodation, the student will work with SDS to complete the disability determination process and, where appropriate, to identify any reasonable accommodation according to the process set forth in the Student Manual.

Likewise, faculty, other academic appointees, staff, postdoctoral researchers, or visitors seeking an accommodation, will work closely with the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs and/or the Employee and Labor Relations Team to make a disability determination and, where appropriate, to identify reasonable accommodation(s).

In all circumstances, the University will provide equal opportunities in accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable state and federal laws.

Non-discrimination Statement

In keeping with its long-standing traditions and policies, the University of Chicago considers students, employees, applicants for admission or employment, and those seeking access to University programs on the basis of individual merit. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972). For additional information regarding the University of Chicago’s Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct, please see: http://harassmentpolicy.uchicago.edu/page/policy.

The University official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Nondiscrimination is Bridget Collier, Associate Provost and Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs. Ms. Collier also serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action Officer, and Section 504/ADA Coordinator. You may contact Ms. Collier by emailing bcollier@uchicago.edu, by calling 773.702.5671, or by writing to Bridget Collier, Office of the Provost, The University of Chicago, 5801 S. Ellis Ave., Suite 430, Chicago, IL 60637.

Read more about Title IX.