Services for Students Requiring Accommodations
Cardinal Stritch University places an emphasis
on connections between faculty and students and between academic campus life and
the larger world. The University
provides a superior education, rooted in its Franciscan and liberal arts
heritage and draws upon its Christian tradition to prepare all students for
vocational success, lifelong learning and service in a diverse and global
The mission of the office of Student Accessibility Services at Cardinal Stritch University is to assist in
creating a campus community where otherwise qualified students with disabilities
have an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of the educational
environment. Disabilities include, but
are not limited to:
- Attention deficit
- Deaf or hard of hearing
- Emotional and mental challenges
We are guided by the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Americans with
Disabilities Act Amendments (ADAA) of 2008. Individuals will receive reasonable
accommodations according to their needs and the documentation of their
If you have questions about Student Accessibility Services, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
414-410-4828. The Disability Services Coordinator is Mike Schade.
How the Stritch Process Works:
1. Prior to the provision of reasonable
accommodations by the University, the student must complete the Accessibility Services Request Form, on
which the student must identify his/her disability; the course, program of
study or activity in which the student is enrolled or scheduled to be enrolled;
and the accommodation(s) sought.
2. In order to be eligible for reasonable
accommodation(s) from the University, the student must provide recent, relevant
and comprehensive documentation of the disability. In addition, one of two forms should be
completed by a state licensed psychologist or physician:
Documentation Form – Physical
Form – Learning/Psychological
learning disabilities, documentation should address:
- background information about the student's
history of learning disabilities.
- a clear diagnosis including an explanation
of how the impairment substantially limits the student's learning or other
major life activities.
- results of testing using appropriate test
instruments and an explanation of those test results: achievement,
intelligence, executive functioning.
- recommendations for accommodations with an
explanation of those test results.
3. Once the University receives all necessary
documentation and reviews the requested accommodations in the context of the
factors outlined above, reasonable accommodations available will be discussed
in a conference with the student.
semester, the student is required to complete a Semester
Release of Information Form, which legally authorizes the University to
contact the student’s instructors and provide them with the accommodation
plan. It is the responsibility of the
student to keep the University informed of any additional information and/or
changes relating to one's disability that will impact a current program of
Information for Students
Policies & Procedures
Authorization - Release of Records and Information