Request Accommodations

Requesting Accommodation Procedures

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Appalachian State University has designated the Office of Disability Resources (ODR) as the only authorized office to receive documentation and determine eligibility for reasonable accommodations on the basis of disability. ODR engages in an interactive process and considers each individual’s condition, history, request and the essential elements of Appalachian State University programs, services and activities to determine eligibility.

Accommodations include academic adjustments, auxiliary aids/services , modifications to policies/procedures and reasonable workplace accommodations. Accommodations are determined individually and are intended to minimize the effects of the impact of specific limitations caused by a disability in order for a qualified individual to have equal opportunities for participation.  

Student Procedure

Appalachian State University is committed to accommodate otherwise qualified students with disabilities by making a reasonable modifications in its services, programs, or activities. 


Employee Procedure

Appalachian State University is committed to  equal opportunity in all aspects of employment for qualified employees (EHRA, SHRA, Faculty, etc.) with disabilities. 


Appalachian State University  is committed to welcoming and accommodating guests, visitors and alumni with disabilities to participate and attend campus programs and events.

Navigating a Temporary Impairment/Injury

Individuals are recommended to first meet and discuss with appropriate personnel (instructor, supervisor) the impact, duration and functional limitations of the temporary impairment within the classroom, residence hall and/or work environment before meeting with ODR. The Dean of Students Office' Case Management may send Class Absence Notification regarding absences related to hospitalization or treatment of the impairment/injury.  Many arrangements can be made between the appropriate personnel (instructor, supervisor) and individual without the use of ODR for conditions of 4 weeks or less.


Appalachian State University is committed to providing an institutional environment free from discriminiation and harassment to the Appalachian community, including students, faculty, staff and others who participate in University Programs, activities, or conduct business on behalf of the University