Student Accommodations


If you feel you have been discriminated against because of religion, gender, or disability, you may contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, UHR Service Center, or file a complaint under the Discrimination and Harassment policy.

Disability Accommodations

Iowa State students with physical or mental impairments who are otherwise qualified to pursue their studies may request reasonable accommodations to enable them to continue their studies. The Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and Iowa's Civil Rights Act enables covered individuals to receive accommodations so long as the accommodations are reasonable and do not cause an undue hardship or fundamentally alter an academic program.

In all instances, documentation will be required to substantiate the need for an accommodation. It is advisable to confront any potential conflicts as early as possible rather than waiting until the deadline or event is upon you, leaving everyone little time to plan and consider alternatives in a comprehensive way. This can be as soon as you receive a course syllabus.

Request for Accommodations

Contact Student Disability Resources Office to initiate the accommodation process.

You may seek additional assistance from the Office of Equal Opportunity, UHR Service Center, or the Dean of Students Office.

Religious Accommodations

Iowa State University welcomes diversity of religious beliefs and practices, recognizing the contributions differing experiences and viewpoints can bring to the community. There may be times when an academic requirement conflicts with religious observances and practices. If that happens, you may request reasonable accommodation of their religious practices.

Request for Accommodations

You should inform instructor of the conflict and your requested accommodation at the earliest possible time. You must put your request in writing. This can be as soon as you receive a course syllabus.

Your instructor will review the request in an effort to provide a reasonable accommodation when possible to do so without fundamentally altering a course.

If an accommodation is given, you may be required to work assignments in advance of an absence, which further demonstrates the need to address the conflict early.