2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Student Access and Accommodation

Texas Christian University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 regarding postsecondary students with disabilities. No otherwise qualified individual shall be denied access to or participation in the services, programs and activities of TCU solely on the basis of a disability. The University will provide reasonable accommodations for each eligible student who has a physical or mental health diagnosis that substantially limits a major life activity, has a record or history of such diagnosis, or is regarded as having such diagnosis.

To apply for reasonable accommodations, all students must submit an online application for accommodation to the Student Access and Accommodation office. Students will use their TCU username and password to access the online application. Student Access and Accommodation will confirm by email to the student’s official TCU email account when the application has been successfully submitted. Once the application has been submitted, students will be prompted to submit supporting documentation based on their disability type(s) from a qualified professional that meets the University's official documentation guidelines. Each eligible student is responsible for presenting relevant, verifiable, professional documentation and/or assessment reports to the Student Access and Accommodation office. Information concerning a student's disability is treated in a confidential manner in accordance with University policies as well as applicable federal and state laws. Further documentation may be required from the student to confirm the presence of a disability or to assist the University in determining appropriate accommodations.

All accommodation requests are reviewed by the Student Access and Accommodation Documentation Review Committee (DRC). A follow up appointment will be requested once the application and documentation have been reviewed. Students will be sent an email through their TCU email account to schedule a follow up appointment to discuss the outcome of the review and any accommodations that have been approved. For approved disabilities-related services/accommodations, the office will prepare eligibility notification for the student’s faculty members concerning specific, reasonable academic accommodations. The student is responsible for requesting accommodation notification each semester they would like to use their accommodations. The Notification of Accommodation Request Form is available on the Student Access and Accommodation website. Notification of accommodations will be sent via TCU email to the student and faculty after requested by the student. It is the student’s responsibility to confer with faculty members regarding their accommodations in order to determine a plan for implementation. An interactive process is absolutely essential and relies on the student's initiative. Accommodations take effect once the student and faculty members receive the accommodation notification and the student conferences with each faculty member(s). Accommodations are NOT retroactive. Student Access and Accommodation staff are available to consult with the student and with University faculty and staff to ensure delivery of appropriate support services. The Student Access and Accommodation office serves as a liaison between the student and the faculty member as needed.

The Student Access and Accommodation office is located in The Harrison, Suite 1200, and can be reached at 817.257.6567.

Students who wish to appeal a decision regarding appropriate accommodations may do so in writing to the Chief Inclusion Officer/and or their designee, who shall decide the appeal. Contact information for the Chief Inclusion Officer/and or their designee is 817.257.4803 at TCU Box 298980, The Harrison 1807, Fort Worth, TX 76129.