In conjunction with the overall mission of EIU, Student Disability Services (SDS) is committed to facilitating the provision of equal access and opportunity to all campus programs and services for students with disabilities.
Student Disability Services (SDS) at Eastern Illinois University offers a variety of services for students with documented disabilities.
SDS collaborates 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 Student Disability Services 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. Please realize this is a brand new system and we ask that you be patient with us as we work through any glitches that may arise. Faculty requests can be submitted from the Testing Accommodation Center page. Questions may be directed to our office at 581-6583.
Delta Alpha Pi
International Honor Society
Gamma Psi Chapter-Eastern Illinois University
Founded at Eastern Illinois University on December 2nd, 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.
All students must:
Present with a documented disability and work with one of the faculty or staff members in Student Disability Services
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