Sample Syllabus Statement

A statement on the syllabus and an announcement in class normalizes the accommodation process by treating it as another routine part of the course.  This statement should be modified to meet the specific needs of your department and course.


SCSU’s Center for Academic Success and Accessibility Services (CASAS) provides a variety of supports and services to help all students achieve success in their classes. Some of the programs CASAS offers include tutoring, Peer Academic Leaders, Academic Success Coaching, and English Language Support. To learn how CASAS may assist you, please visit, contact CASAS at (203) 392-6828 or, or visit the office located on the 3rd floor of Buley Library.  


SCSU is committed to providing a safe, supportive, inclusive and accessible learning environment for all students, including those with disabilities and other conditions.  SCSU provides reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.  Accommodations are designed to ensure equal access to – and removal / reduction of barriers to – learning, testing and other educational opportunities.  Eligibility for accommodations is determined by CASAS staff on an individualized basis.

For Students with Approved Accommodation(s):  Please make sure you complete the “Semester Request” process, so I receive a copy of your current accommodation letter.  This should be done as early in the semester as possible because accommodations are not retroactive; they are effective only upon receipt of your accommodation letter.  In addition, you are strongly encouraged to meet with me individually to discuss your needs and how your accommodations will be implemented in this class.  All such conversations will be confidential.

For Other Students:  If you are a student with a disability, or think you may have a disability, and need accommodations, you should register with CASAS as soon as possible by completing the intake form (available at and setting up an intake meeting.  Students with temporary health conditions (e.g., concussions and other injuries, medical issues, etc.), who are English language learners, or who may be pregnant or experiencing pregnancy-related conditions also may be eligible for accommodations.  While it is recommended that students apply prior to the start of the semester, accommodation requests and approvals may be made at any time throughout the semester.