Disability Services Center

Syllabus Statement

Per the faculty manual, faculty should include a syllabus statement directing students with disabilities to the Disability Services Center.  Below are three suggested options.

Option 1

The Disability Services Center provides a variety of services for students with varying disabilities (sensory, mobility, physical, psychological, learning and attention disorders) who are participating in courses and programs offered by the University.  The services include note-taking, providing test and course accommodations, interpreting, and other appropriate accommodations.  Students are required to provide documentation regarding their disability, this information remains confidential except as mandated by law.  The office is located in room 242 Luther Bonney Hall.  Please contact the office at 780-4706 or dsc-usm@maine.edu or www.usm.maine.edu/dsc.

Option 2

The university is committed to providing students with documented disabilities equal access to all university programs and services.  If you think you have a disability and would like to request accommodations, you must register with the Disability Services Center.  Timely notification is essential.  The Disability Services Center can be reached by calling 207-780-4706 or by email at dsc-usm@maine.edu.  If you have already received a faculty accommodation letter from the Disability Services Center, please provide me with that information as soon as possible. Please make a private appointment so that we can review your accommodations.

Option 3

At any point in the semester, if you encounter difficulty with the course or feel that you could be performing at a higher level, consult with me.  Students experience difficulty in courses for a variety of reasons.  The following resources are available on campus for students.  

  • For writing skills or time management, you can make an appointment to see a student tutor at the Learning Commons located in both the Portland and Gorham libraries. For more information, visit http://www.usm.maine.edu/learningcommons
  • The Writing Center at LAC is also available to all USM students and is a great option for students living in the greater Lewiston/Auburn area.  For more information, please visit http://usm.maine.edu/writingcenter.
  • If you need accommodations due to a disability, please contact the Disability Services Center for confidential assistance and accommodation authorization. Timely notification of accommodations is essential.  For more information, visit, http://usm.maine.edu/dsc.
  • University Health and Counseling Services is a student resource that promotes the health and well-being of the USM community.  More information can be found at www.usm.maine.edu/uhcs.