Anderson, Indiana

Disability Services for Students

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Disability Services for Students

Anderson University offers learning support services for all students who qualify under the ADAAA/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. To secure support services, students must notify the office of Disability Services for Students (DSS) of the disability, provide appropriate documentation of the disability, and request specific accommodations. Disability Services for Students (DSS) is located in the Kissinger Learning Center in the Nicholson Library. Students who have questions should contact Teresa Coplin, Director of Disability Services for Students, at ext. 4223 on campus, (765) 641-4223 off campus, or by email

In addition, support may be available for students with short-term issues, such as broken bones. These students may qualify for temporary assistance, such as a scribe for test taking or a short-term parking sticker for designated parking.

We do not provide evaluations through our office, but we can assist with information related to evaluations through outside agencies. Feel free to call our office if you currently qualify or think you might qualify for services and support.

General Student Complaint Procedure [PDF]

Information For Students Requesting Sign Language Interpreting Services 
A qualified sign language interpreter for classes and other appropriate events is one of the accommodations available for students who are deaf or have a hearing impairment. Providing interpreter services requires advance planning and cooperation from the student. Disability Services for Students (DSS) does not train or evaluate the interpreters. Click here for an informational PDF.

Information for Students with Food Allergies  
Students with food allergies should complete the Anderson University Food Allergy Policy and submit it to Student Heath Services. Click here to view the form on the Health Services homepage.

Program for Students with Learning Disabilities

Anderson University offers a program to help students with specific learning disabilities achieve their educational goals. The program is designed to create an educational environment that provides the necessary accommodations to facilitate success while helping students develop skills that lead to future independence. Appropriate accommodations/services are determined on an individual basis. Services may include, but are not limited to:

  • Testing accommodations
  • Assistance with writing papers and essays
  • Study groups
  • Tutoring
  • Alternate format textbooks
  • Academic counseling
  • Time-management guidance
  • Scheduling assistance
  • Advocacy/liaison

Freshmen enrolled in the program are typically limited to a lighter course load during their first semester. A two-credit-hour college survival skills/study skills class, taught by a DSS staff member, provides an extra layer of support during the transitions of the first semester. Students are fully integrated into the university and are expected to meet the same academic standards as all other students.

Students requesting consideration for the Program for Students with Learning Disabilities must notify Disability Services for Students and/or Admissions. Documentation of a specific learning disability must be provided. Students applying for the program are required to have a personal interview with the program director. Persons needing more information about this unique opportunity should contact Teresa Coplin, Director of the Program for Students with Learning Disabilities, at (765) 641-4223 or by email