Academic Accommodations

Academic Accommodations Form

The Disability Services Office at Eastern New Mexico University- Roswell provides academic accommodations to students with disabilities to ensure accessibility to university courses and programs. Academic Accommodations are any adjustments that provide equal academic opportunity a student with disabilities.  Academic accommodations are provided to eligible students free of charge.

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a disability is defined as a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities: self-care, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, learning, and working Students with disabilities have the right to equal access to courses, programs, activities, services, and facilities and are entitled to reasonable accommodations. 

Academic requirements the University can demonstrate are essential to the program of instruction being pursued by such student or to any directly relate licensing requirement will not be regarded as discriminatory (104.44 of Section 504, American Disabilities Act).  

Students with disabilities have the right to equal access to all courses, programs, activities, services, and facilities and are entitled to reasonable accommodations.  The process of establishing accommodations is renewed each semester by the student, who contacts the Disability Services Office during the first two weeks of the semester.

Academic Accommodations are not intended to lower the academic standard or provide anyone with an advantage over others.  Disabilities Services Office does not issue waivers or make substitutions for courses listed in degree plans.

For a diagnosis of Learning Disability, ADHD, and other psychological disorders, a neuropsychological examination, psychological, or psycho-educational evaluation is required. Objective evidence of a substantial limitation must be provided. The evaluator’s name, professional credential relevant to the diagnosis, and his/her contact information must be documented. Documentation must be on letterhead, typed, dated, and signed.

The Disability Services officer reserves the right to request additional information.  The cost for documentation is borne by the student. All student information is kept confidential. 

If you have a disability that impacts your academic performance, provide current documentation by a qualified professional and schedule an appointment with the Disability Services Office.

Location:  Disability Services Office ITC 114

Disability Services Officer,  Kim Childress, MEd, COTA/L    575-624-7218

All students seeking accommodations must self-identity and are responsible for following the steps outlined in the Academic Accommodations Request Process.

  1. The student applies for admission to ENMU-Roswell through the regular admission process.
  2. The student is accepted to the University.
  3. The student requesting academic accommodations are required to read carefully all sections of information on the ENMU-Roswell Academic Accommodations Web site.
  4. The student should print, complete, sign and date the application for services.
  5. The student registers with the Disability Services Office Department in person or by submitting the Online Application for Academic Accommodations.
  6. The student schedules a meeting with the Disability Services Officer to determine appropriate and reasonable accommodations the first two weeks of each semester.
  7. The student provides the Disability Services Office with current and comprehensive documentation of a diagnosed disability. The Disability Services Office reserves the right to request additional information.

Accommodations will take effect when:

  • The student has provided appropriate documentation to the Disability Services Office.
  • The Disabilities Services Office receives and accepts the documentation.  The Disability Services Office reserves the right to request additional information.
  • The Academic Accommodations forms are generated.  The forms are generated during the initial meeting/intake interview.
  • Students are required to meet with their instructors to discuss their accommodations.
  • Student is responsible for delivering the academic accommodation information form to his/her instructors for the instructor’s signature.
  • The student returns the signed Academic Accommodations form to the Disability Services Office.
  • The Disability Services Office provides the instructor with a signed copy of the Academic form.
  • All student information is kept confidential.

The following may be provided based on need and availability:

Reasonable Accommodations

  • Calculators
  • Taping of lectures
  • Print enlargement
  • Note taker
  • Books in audio format
  • Extended testing time
  • Preferential seating

There is a writing center and math and science tutoring lab available for all degree-seeking students on campus. Please contact your academic advisor for additional information.

In addition to notifying and documenting the need for accommodation(s), students with disabilities also have the following rights and responsibilities:

  • ·Equal access to all programs
  • ·Disability related records will be used to determine appropriate services and will be maintained separately from academic records.
  • ·Students initiate all requests for services and /or accommodations.
  • ·Students need to give institution advance notice of needed accommodations.
  • ·Student will need to meet with the Disability Services officer for an intake appointment and discussion about the nature and impact of their disabilities.
  • Submission of documentation is not the same as the request for services; there are two different steps in the process of determination and provision of appropriate accommodations.
  • The Academic Accommodation Form does not relieve the student from attending class unless absences are indicated in the documentation of the disability.
  • The institution reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of submitted documentation and requests for accommodation(s) on a case by case basis, using the professional judgement of the Disability Services Officer.
  • Additional information may be requested to determine eligibility for services.
  • Relevant information regarding the student’s disability may be shared with those who have a legitimate educational interest (i.e., seizure disorders)
  1. The institution reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of submitted documentation and requests for accommodation(s) on a case by case basis, using the professional judgement of the Disability Services Officer.
  2. Additional information may be requested to determine eligibility for services.
  3. Relevant information regarding the student’s disability may be shared with those who have a legitimate educational interest (i.e., seizure disorders)