Heidelberg University respects the privacy of its students. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act governs all student record information. Information related to a disability provided by a student as part of a request for accommodation will remain confidential.
All information concerning student disabilities and accommodation is kept separately from student academic files. Only those members of the faculty or administration involved in the decision making process on a requested accommodation will have access to the information. By signing and submitting the signed release of information, the student consents to access of that information by those faculty and administration members involved in the decision making process.
“What is the Office of Student Accessibility Services?” Our mission is to provide students with disabilities and other accessibility needs the services and supports they need to achieve equal access in pursuing higher education at Heidelberg University while also serving the wider campus community as a resource in understanding disability, accessibility, and inclusivity.
“Who do you work with?” We work with all students with accessibility needs, ranging from students with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, mental health concerns, chronic health issues, allergies, and more.
“How do you work with students like me?” Through an interactive process, we determine what individualized accommodations would remove or minimize the barriers between you and equal access to your education.
“What kind of accommodations are available?” It is always tailored to each individual student, and we coordinate housing, dining, and academic accommodations.
“What do I need to do?” Schedule an appointment and we’ll have a confidential conversation about your unique situation. You may have to provide documentation from health care providers, high school, or other sources.