I would like to have my Emotional Support Animal (ESA) on Campus. How do I begin this process?
Students must first register with Disability Services before they may begin the process of registering their animal as an ESA. Once registered, a series of documentation is required before approval is made for the ESA. Students may contact our office for more information.
What accommodations do I qualify for?
Accommodations are provided on a case by case basis. An array of student accommodations are provided on an individual basis in order to address the barriers that impact a student's ability to learn, participate, and perform in the educational environment.
My son or daughter attends ETSU and is registered with your service. Can I call your office to get information about their grades, etc.?
Due to FERPA regulations we can only give out information to parents or others who have written permission from the student.
Due to my disability I may occasionally miss class. Can these absences be excused?
Disability Services has no control over course attendance requirements. Please refer to your course syllabus.
Due to my disability I may not be able to adequately perform a required assignment. Can anything be done to help me?
Disability Services considers each student concern on an individual basis. In cases where there is a legitimate need for an alternate assignment Disability Services will suggest this to the professor. The objectives of the course must still be attained and the professor has the final say as to whether the proposed alternate assignment will qualify to meet those objectives.
I was tested for my learning disability when I was in 2nd grade. Can you use this documentation to register me for your services?
Disability Services requires that documentation related to a learning disability be no more than three years old. Documentation for a mental health disability should be dated within one year.
I received accommodations in high school with my IEP (Individualized Educational Plan). Can I have my school fax you my IEP so that I can register with your service?
Disability Services must have documentation from a professional that lists a diagnosis of a disability. If your IEP includes that documentation (e.g. a psychological evaluation or a letter of diagnosis from a medical doctor or other professional) then it can be used to register you for services.