Services for Students with Disabilities

Student Guide to Mental Health Hospitalization

The Student Guide to Mental Health Hospitalization is a joint publication from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Dean of Students (DOS) originally developed by the Mental Health Work Group with substantial input from a few students.

A Dean of Students staff member visits hospitalized students (which they also do when a student is in the hospital for medical reasons); they make sure the student has a copy of the guide and refer to it during the ongoing work they do to support the student as they prepare for and transition out of the hospital. 

Limits in Providing Accommodations

Academic accommodation (VISA) letters are intended to level the academic playing field, but there are limitations to what SSD can provide.

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Two Weeks Notice Standard for Accommodation Requests

We in the SSD office would like to remind instructors that when a student presents you with a VISA letter, the minimum amount of time to make the accommodation is two weeks.  While it is certainly admirable if you can provide this accommodation in less time, instructors should not feel any pressure to meet this obligation sooner. 

Students listening to lecture in CHEM 1800