Hampton University is committed to a policy of ensuring that no otherwise qualified individual with a disability is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in University programs or activities due to his or her disability.
The Director of Compliance and Disability Services provides and coordinates accommodations, and support services, for qualified students with disabilities. The faculty plays an important role in this process, and our office is here to support you as you interact with students with disabilities.
We can assist by:
- Providing notification of students eligible to receive reasonable accommodations.
- Maintaining open lines of communication regarding accommodations with students and faculty (we welcome dialogue with faculty to better assist our students).
- Administering exams for students with extended time and/or reduced distraction environment for testing.
Faculty can assist by:
- Including a disability statement on your syllabus and verbally addressing in class*
- Maintaining open lines of communication regarding accommodations with students and The Office of the Director of Compliance and Disability Services
- Completing the Testing Accommodation Request Form if one of your students is testing in our office (located on the HU Website under Faculty/Staff Forms)
- Discussing any accommodation or disability related information directly with the student when others are not present
- Provide the student with the adequate extended time and reduced distraction environment (without the student switching rooms once the test has started) if you do not wish for your students to test with our office
- Refraining from telling the student that your class is easy and suggest that accommodations are not necessary for your class
- Not asking the student what their disability is or specific information regarding the disability. You will be provided with a memo that outlines approved accommodations.
- Delivering student exams prior to exam time to ensure success of test administration when student is testing with our office.
Student Resources through our office include:
- Academic Coaching
- Referral to Student Support Services
- Opportunity to participate in the I AM ME (Mastering Education) Resource Group
* Sample Disability Syllabus Statement
The University is fully committed to complying with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In class accommodations may be provided to students with a documented physical or learning disability. It is in the student’s best interest to request accommodations within the first week of classes, understanding that accommodations are not retroactive. To obtain accommodations or to receive more information please contact the Office of the Director of Compliance and Disability Services at 757-727-5493 or visit the office located in Armstrong Slater Building, first floor.