Assistance for Students with Disabilities
The University of the South is committed to fostering respect for the diversity of the University community and the individual rights of each member of its community. In this spirit, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the University seeks to provide students with disabilities reasonable accommodations that are needed to ensure equal access to the programs and activities of the University. The University provides a number of services to support the academic work of all its students (including tutoring and study skills programs). Additional accommodations can be made through the University's Student Accessibility Services (SAS) specifically for students with learning disabilities, mobility limitations, certified visual and hearing impairments, and other functional limitations as defined by the ADA. Students are expected to discuss the accommodations recommended by SAS with their professors at the beginning of each semester.
In addition to accommodations, Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides consultation and advocacy for qualified students with disabilities. SAS values relationships with students, seeks to promote pride in the value of one’s disability-related experience, and empowers students to self-advocate by providing them with necessary skills and support. Students may contact Student Accessibility Services by phone at (931) 598-1325 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School of Theology provides access to limited-time professional counseling services for students and their family members seeking assistance with various concerns—academic, social, emotional, or interpersonal. Discussions between students or family members and their health or service providers are confidential and information cannot be disclosed except in rare situations as required by law, or at the student’s request. This includes not disclosing health information to University officials or dioceses. Inquiries should be directed to the office for community life, located in Hamilton Hall, 931.598.1655.