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EIU Office of Accessibility and Accommodations

EIU McAfee Gym

In conjunction with the overall mission of EIU, Accessibility and Accommodations is committed to facilitating the provision of equal access and opportunity to all campus programs and services for students with disabilities.

Accessibility and Accommodations at Eastern Illinois University offers a variety of services for students with documented disabilities, collaborating with students with documented disabilities to determine reasonable classroom accommodations, auxiliary aids, and support services that are individualized and based upon disability documentation, functional limitations, and a collaborative assessment of needs. Students are encouraged to use advocacy skills to facilitate the provision of authorized accommodations specific to class needs and personal preference. Eastern may not be able to meet all personal preference requests but does provide reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids, and services pertaining to housing and academics.

Note: Eastern does not provide personal assistance or equipment, i.e. homework assistance, typing, personal laptops, or personal aids, etc. This office does not accommodate for campus architecture/access (we are happy to note concerns and send those concerns to facilities).



The Testing Accommodation Center (TAC) housed in Testing and Evaluation Operations is now accepting faculty requests for students with test accommodations. If a student in your class has talked to you about a testing accommodation and given you a letter from our office, you may want to ask us to proctor exams and provide testing accommodations. You may continue to do this yourself as well. Faculty requests can be submitted from the Testing Accommodation Center page. Questions may be directed to our office at 581-6696.

Student Interviews: transitioning from K-12 to secondary education

Liz Carswell

Katelyn Olsem with parent, Lisa Olsem




Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society

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Delta Alpha Pi

International Honor Society

Gamma Psi Chapter-Eastern Illinois University

Founded at Eastern Illinois University on Dec. 2, 2014

Honor Society History: founded in 2004 at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and is open to undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities.

Purpose of Organization: presents an opportunity to change the perception of students with disabilities by recognizing their academic accomplishments. In addition, this honor society facilitates development of skills in leadership, advocacy, and education for participating students.

Membership Criteria:

All students must:

  • Present with a documented disability and work with one of the faculty or staff members in Accessibility and Accommodations
  • Demonstrate an interest in disability issues
  • Undergraduate students must have:
    • Completed a minimum of 24 credit hours
    • Earned an overall GPA of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale
  • Graduate students must have:
    • Completed a minimum of 18 credit hours
    • Earned an overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

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Contact Information

Accessibility and Accommodations

McAfee Gym, Room 1336
Fax: 217-581-7208


Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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