Syllabus Accommodation Statement
Students with disabilities are legally entitled to request accommodations at any time during the semester, faculty members are encouraged to help students identify their needs early by including an accommodation statement on their course syllabus. According to the UPPS 07.11.04.05, the ODS requests that all university syllabi include the following language in order to communicate the university’s compliance with ADAAA regulations:
“It is the University’s goal that learning experiences be as accessible as possible. If you anticipate or experience physical or academic barriers based on disability or pregnancy, contact the Office of Disability Services as soon as possible at 512.245.3451 to establish reasonable accommodations. Please be aware that the accessible table and chairs in this room should remain available for students who find that standard classroom seating is not usable.”
Programming Accommodation Statement
In order for university-sponsored programs and events to be accessible, an accommodation statement should be included on program fliers, brochures and in event announcements. An accommodation statement may read:
"If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact (sponsoring event phone number) at least 72 hours in advance of the event."
Sign Language Interpreting Services
The Office of Disability Services coordinates interpreting services for the university community. Faculty or staff who need to request an interpreter for a university-related activity should refer to the Procedures for Requesting Sign Language Interpreting Services.
Fire and Emergency Evacuation
If you are a faculty or staff member with a physical disability at Texas State University or have a student with a physical/mobility disability in your class, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the university's UPPS 04.05.02e Fire Alarm, Fire Drills, and Facilities Evacuation Policy and follow these procedures in the event of a fire or emergency.
Gender Inclusive Restrooms
The university has accessible, gender inclusive restroom facilities in several campus facilities.
Parking For Individuals With Disabilities
Designated disabled persons parking is available on university streets, in parking lots and garages throughout campus. Faculty and staff members must display a state-issued disabled license plate or hang tag to park in designated disabled parking spaces. State of Texas disabled parking permits are available through County Tax offices. Please refer to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles web site for additional information. For information regarding disabled persons parking at Texas State visit Parking Services.
Texas State University faculty and staff who require the use of a service/assistance animal on campus must meet the criteria for accommodations and/or services outlined in the Procedures for Service Animals.