LeMoyne-Owen College welcomes and supports a diverse student body. The College hopes to
foster a learning environment that encourages as well as challenges all students. Federal law
prohibits discrimination based upon disabilities in the admission, recruitment, and treatment of
qualified students with disabilities.
The Student Development Office helps the College in providing both access and
accommodations for students with disabilities to college courses, programs, services, activities,
and facilities. The Student Development Office also serves as a resource to students, faculty,
staff, and community members and provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act
and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Any student with a physical, psychological or learning disability, which has a substantial impact
on his or her academic performance, may be eligible for services. Current documentation
(evaluation) of the disability from a qualified professional is required. Qualified professionals
include physicians to diagnose physical disabilities and licensed psychologist or educational
diagnosticians to diagnose learning disabilities. The documentation should address the specific
disability, including diagnostic information, limitations resulting from the disability, and any
recommendations for accommodations.
It is the student's responsibility to self-identify and to provide adequate documentation of the
disability and any needs resulting from it. If documentation provided is incomplete, inadequate
or outdated, Disability Services may require additional documentation in order to determine
eligibility for services or accommodations.
Because we recognize that students may need additional time to obtain proper documentation,
Disability Services may provide services in good faith for up to six weeks from the date services
were originally requested. After six weeks, services or accommodations for a disability will be
denied until the required documentation is provided.