Current Students

Office of the Dean of Students

Disability Support and Accommodations   

OUR MISSION

Disability Support Services (DSS) provides students with disabilities equal access to all Seton Hall University programs and activities, while raising campus-wide awareness of issues impacting this student population.  DSS works collaboratively with academic departments and student affairs offices to engage and support the intellectual and social development of students with disabilities.  To this end, DSS employs policies and programing to promote academic excellence, the development of self-advocacy skills, and increased student leadership opportunities.

Seton Hall University coordinates reasonable accommodations and services for undergraduate, graduate and professional students with documented disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008, and the New Jersey Law against Discrimination (NJLAD).

Disabilities including but not limited to:

  1. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  2. Learning Disabilities
  3. Chronic Medical Conditions
  4. Psychological Disabilities
  5. Traumatic Brain Injuries
  6. Mobility Impairments
  7. Hearing Impairments
  8. Vision Impairments
  9. Temporary Injuries & Medical Conditions

Any student who requires accommodations related to preparation for or attending class should contact the Office of Disability Support no later than August 1.

The deadline for submitting applications (including reports from physicians, psychologists and other professionals) to Disability Support Services to establish eligibility for accommodations on exams for the Fall semester is on or about November 1st and on or about April 1st for the spring semester. This deadline ensures that the documentation review process will be completed and accommodations in place in time for final exams.

If you have contacted DSS in any semester before these dates and are in the process of obtaining new or additional documentation this deadline does not apply.

Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis for students who sustain temporary or sudden injuries after the deadline.

If you are unable to meet this deadline, please Cara Foerst, Dean of Students immediately. In addition, if you do not meet the deadline you are not precluded from applying for accommodations for a subsequent semester.

If you have previously submitted documentation to DDS demonstrating a disability and they have determined that accommodations are necessary this deadline does not apply to you. Those students who have already received or have been notified that they will be receiving accommodations just need to complete this form every semester they are enrolled at the law school http://law.shu.edu/Students/academics/Request-for-Special-Exam-Accommodation.cfm.

You may contact DSS at (973) 313-6003 or visit their website for more information http://www.shu.edu/offices/disability-support-services/.

TEMPORARY IMPAIRMENT or DISABILITY

Students may suffer from acute conditions or injuries that require accommodation. The Dean of Students, in consultation with the Office of Disability Support, may grant reasonable accommodations for such circumstances. If the impairment is known sufficiently in advance of exams, students should apply for such accommodations by the enumerated deadline for the Request for Special Accommodations form in that semester. A request for accommodations due to temporary impairment should be supported by a physician's documentation. 

To make an appointment to meet with Cara Foerst, the Dean of Students, please call 973-642-8707.

For more information, contact the Disability Support Services as follows:

Disability Support Services (DSS)
Seton Hall University
Duffy Hall Room 67
400 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ 07079
Phone: 973-313-6003
Fax: 973-761-9185
DSS@shu.edu

http://www.shu.edu/offices/disability-support-services-index.cfm