Shared Responsibility Statement

We (SAS) Are Responsible For: 
  • Approving/training registered students for using accommodations
  • Providing services and accommodations in a timely manner
  • Consulting with students and instructors on how to best implement accommodations
  • Maintaining student confidentiality



  • Communicating with their instructors and our office throughout the semester
  • Requesting accommodations in a timely manner
  • Following accommodation procedures and expectations 

Please Note:

  • Students who are currently eligible for academic accommodations must request Notification Letters each semester. This is accomplished by logging into your Accommodate account and formally requesting/indicating that you want accommodations for the upcoming semester.
  • Communicating with students and our office throughout the semester
  • Implementing accommodations in a timely manner
  • Consulting with us when you have questions or concerns about requested accommodations
  • Maintaining student confidentiality

As instructors, it is not your right to:

  • Deny a student reasonable accommodation(s) listed on their Accommodation Letter
  • Ask students questions about their disability including their diagnosis or nature of their disability 
  • Ask if the accommodation is necessary
  • Request documentation of a disability directly from a student.
Additional Information

If students do not request their accommodation letters, instructors have no knowledge of the student's accommodations and cannot implement accommodations. A student can request accommodation letters at any point in the semester, but accommodations are not retroactive. 

Faculty and Staff:

If a student mentions a disability, 504, IEP, or accommodations, refer them to our page on how to apply for accommodations. Please encourage students with questions to reach out to our office at or 515-294-7220. If students have other concerns due to unexpected life events, personal challenges, or other difficulties, please refer them to Student Assistance.