The term “psychiatric disabilities” covers a wide range of conditions that may include (but is not limited to) chronic conditions such as bipolar illness, major depression, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders.
If students plan to request accommodations, they must identify themselves to the coordinator/counselor for Student Accessibility Services and provide professional medical documentation of the disability.
Appropriate documentation will include:
The coordinator/counselor for Accessibility Services will review the documentation and meet with the student to plan for appropriate academic accommodations. Reasonable accommodations will be noted in a letter from the Office of Accessibility Services, which will be given by the student to his/her faculty members. Treatment history will remain confidential.
The student will be expected to follow department and college policies and academic regulations required of all students.