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Disability Services

Support Services for Persons with Disabilities

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws concerning access to educational benefits and programs. For the purposes of this policy, a student with a disability is one who:

  1. Has a physical or mental impairment that materially or substantially limits a major life activity and,
  2. Has a record of such an impairment and,
  3. Is regarded as having such an impairment.

A student with a disability who requests academic assistance must provide professionally recognized documentation of the disability and the need for services requested. Determination of eligibility for academic support services will be made by a dean. Determination of the specific services for eligible students will be made by the dean with input from any appropriate administrative and faculty members, taking into account the eligible student's stated preferences. The services provided will be within the legal parameters of "reasonable accommodation."

While requests to determine eligibility may occur at any time during the student's career at the university, a request for specific services relating to a pre-existing condition must be made at least 30 days prior to the beginning of each course. This time frame allows the university to secure the approved services. The university establishes and maintains curriculum and degree requirements for all students.

Contact Information

Contact Mary Thole at (612) 728-5118 or mthole@smumn.edu with questions on requesting accommodations.

Your written accommodation requests and documentation can be mailed to:

Saint Mary's University
Gena Bilden, Dean of Enrollment Management & Student Services
2500 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404-4403