Student Accommodations Requests

Student Accommodations

Students seeking disability accommodations for the first time are advised to contact the Disability and Learning Resource Center (DLRC) to schedule a time to meet with one of the DLRC staff to discuss all of your accommodation needs.


Accommodation Renewal Requests

Accommodation letters must be requested for each academic term. If you are a student currently registered with the DLRC and have received accommodation letters for a prior semester, please click the link below to request letters for the present semester.

DLRC Accommodation Letter Link.pdf 

Requests for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Accommodations

If you are a student currently registered with the DLRC and require ASL interpreting, CART or RTI services, and/or Assisted Listening Devices, please contact the DLRC at 312 499-4278 or to make arrangements. 


Service and Emotional Support Animals


Service Animals

Animals are not permitted in any SAIC campus building. However, if you are a student with a disability the following exceptions apply:

Service animals are permitted in all SAIC buildings. A service animal is any dog (or in some cases a miniature horse) that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.  The work or task that the dog performs must be directly related to the individual’s disability, and can include a wide variety of services, such as assisting those with low vision, alerting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, recognizing an impending seizure, and retrieving items such as medicine or the telephone.

Students who use a service animal are not required to register the animal with SAIC administration.  However, students that intend to bring a service animal to campus are highly encouraged to notify the Disability and Learning Resource Center (DLRC) at 312.499.4278. The DLRC can support the student by clarifying resources, policies, and helping the student navigate any logistical issues raised by the animal’s presence.

SAIC reserves the right to require the student to immediately remove a service animal from any SAIC building if (i) the animal poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, (ii) the owner cannot effectively control the animal, or (iii) the animal is not housebroken.

Emotional Support Animals

Emotional support animals (ESA) are animals that are necessary to afford people with disabilities with an equal opportunity to use and enjoy on-campus housing. ESAs are only permitted in the individual's assigned residential room and outdoor spaces, if appropriate, under the proper handling. These animals are not permitted in other campus buildings. When the animal is transported outside the private residence areas, it must be in an animal carrier, on a leash or harness, and controlled at all times. 

ESA Accommodation Request Procedures 

Once an ESA accommodation has been approved through the DLRC, students will be referred to Residence Life staff to finalize the process.

Emotional Support Animal Guidelines Acknowledgement and Information Form