Student Accessibility Services
Services for students requiring accommodations
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:
- Learning disabilities
- Physical disabilities
- Emotional and mental challenges
Process for Accessibility Services request
It is the responsibility of the student to keep the University informed of any additional information or changes relating to one's disability that will impact a current program of accommodation.
ESL student request for exam accommodations
Students for whom English is a second language (ESL) who have concerns regarding language proficiency and taking exams under certain time limits can request specific testing accommodations through Student Accessibility Services. Students who are seeking testing accommodations should first touch base with their instructors about the request, and then complete the ESL Student Exam Request Form. If the request is approved by faculty and the ELL Specialist, qualified students may be able to receive up to 50% additional time, for no more than two semesters, on approved exams and may also request the use of a native translation dictionary.
All Accommodation Request Forms must be submitted at least one week before an examination. An ESL accommodation request is a recommendation to be considered by the course professor and is NOT guaranteed. For further details, please review the Request Form, or contact Caroline Head, Accessibility Services Coordinator, or Keeley Madison, ELL Specialist.
Emergency medical withdrawals
Carefully review the Emergency Medical Withdrawal Policy available below for details about the process. Then you can go to the Emergency Withdrawal Portlet in MyStritch to initiate the withdrawal process, complete the forms, and upload required documentation for review by the committee.
Central Access Reader (CAR) is a free, open source, text-to-speech application designed specifically for students with print-related disabilities. CAR reads Word Docs and pasted text using the voice installed on your computer. CAR has an intuitive interface and many customizable features.
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 disability.
Request More Information
If you have a qualifying disability and are interested in obtaining accommodations from the University, we recommend that you contact our office and begin the registration process as soon as possible after you are admitted. Working with Accessibility Services is an interactive, collaborative process, and your initial outreach will provide detailed information on how to get started and answer frequently asked questions.