Students linking arms at an event

Disability Resources

Welcome to Disability Resources! Our office works with students, faculty, staff and campus visitors on making all aspects of the university accessible. We primarily work with students who have disabilities and/or chronic health conditions to determine reasonable accommodations that provide equal access both inside and outside the classroom. Please use this website to explore what we do and the different resources we have available. We look forward to working with you.

Students qualify for services through Disability Resources upon self-disclosure of a disability and the presentation of documentation. Reasonable academic accommodations are arranged on an individual basis in order to provide students with disabilities equal access to all university programs. The University of St. Thomas is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

To request a virtual appointment, please email drscheduling@stthomas.edu

Resources Provided

  • Accommodations
  • Advising
  • Assistive Technology
  • Accommodations are determined in a partnership with the student and their disability specialist. This list provides examples of accommodations but is not exhaustive:

    • Extended time for exams and quizzes
    • Testing in a distraction reduced location
    • Readers and/or scribes for exams
    • Note-taking support through technology or peer note-takers when appropriate
    • Alternative format of texts and course materials
    • Text to speech technology
    • Braille texts
    • Sign language interpreters
    • Real time captioning
    Disability Resources provides students with a variety of advising services to facilitate their learning environment.

    • Meet with prospective students who want to learn more about our program
    • Assist students with accessing additional campus resources
    • Offer consultation to faculty who have questions about working with students with disabilities
    • Conduct pre-screening for students who suspect they may have a learning disability and/or Attention Deficit Disorder
    • Time management support
    • Regular meetings with students to check in when requested
    • We offer academic and personal advising regarding students' disability-related issues
    • We foster the growth of advocacy skills for students with disabilities
    • We provide assistance in petitioning for course substitutions in foreign language and mathematics when warranted by documentation

    Assistive technology is any software program, tool, or device which can help support a person academically, in or out of the classroom, or in everyday life. Assistive technology is a central means of supporting individuals with disabilities in their academics at St. Thomas. With an ever-growing list of assistive technology options as well as a field with constant developments and new tools to support students, St. Thomas is committed to supporting students with a variety of technology. Many of these tools are available on any campus lab computer or by working with the Disability Resource office. Some of the assistive technology tools integral to supporting students at UST are:

    Accommodations

    Accommodations are determined in a partnership with the student and their disability specialist. This list provides examples of accommodations but is not exhaustive:

    • Extended time for exams and quizzes
    • Testing in a distraction reduced location
    • Readers and/or scribes for exams
    • Note-taking support through technology or peer note-takers when appropriate
    • Alternative format of texts and course materials
    • Text to speech technology
    • Braille texts
    • Sign language interpreters
    • Real time captioning

    Advising

    Disability Resources provides students with a variety of advising services to facilitate their learning environment.

    • Meet with prospective students who want to learn more about our program
    • Assist students with accessing additional campus resources
    • Offer consultation to faculty who have questions about working with students with disabilities
    • Conduct pre-screening for students who suspect they may have a learning disability and/or Attention Deficit Disorder
    • Time management support
    • Regular meetings with students to check in when requested
    • We offer academic and personal advising regarding students' disability-related issues
    • We foster the growth of advocacy skills for students with disabilities
    • We provide assistance in petitioning for course substitutions in foreign language and mathematics when warranted by documentation

    Assistive Technology

    Assistive technology is any software program, tool, or device which can help support a person academically, in or out of the classroom, or in everyday life. Assistive technology is a central means of supporting individuals with disabilities in their academics at St. Thomas. With an ever-growing list of assistive technology options as well as a field with constant developments and new tools to support students, St. Thomas is committed to supporting students with a variety of technology. Many of these tools are available on any campus lab computer or by working with the Disability Resource office. Some of the assistive technology tools integral to supporting students at UST are:

    St. Thomas south campus on lightly dusted with a fresh snowfall.

    Mission

    The mission of Disability Resources at the University of St. Thomas is to make reasonable effort to provide all qualified students with disabilities equal access to all university courses, services, programs, employment and facilities. Our goal is to enable students with disabilities to maximize their educational potential and to develop their independence and self-advocacy skills to the fullest extent possible within the university curriculum.

    Students studying in the library

    Notice of Program Accessibility

    All programs and activities offered by the University of St. Thomas, when viewed in their entirety, will be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. Information relating to the existence, location or relocation of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities can be obtained upon request. Services, activities, and facilities are relocatable, but only as required by law.

    Contact Us!

    Questions about Disability Resources at St. Thomas? Visit our office or give us a call!

    Disability Resources is located in the Academic Counseling & Support suite in Murray-Herrick 110. Disability Resources can be reached by calling 651-962-6315 or by emailing disabilityresources@stthomas.edu.