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Accessibility Services

The Office of Accessibility Services empowers students with diagnosed and documented disabilities and/or medical conditions by providing reasonable accommodations and appropriate support.

We encourage students to become confident, independent learners and advocates for their own education.

All services are provided in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and deemed appropriate for the college setting.

Procedure for Requesting Accommodations

The Office of Accessibility Services is a resource for students with disabilities and medical conditions at La Roche. Students who feel that they are in need of accommodations are invited to participate in an interactive process to determine any reasonable accommodations.

Documentation Guidelines

To request accommodations please provide current documentation no more than three years old that outlines:

  • Your disability/medical condition
  • How it affects your ability to participate in classes and other activities
  • What accommodations are recommended by your diagnosing or treating professional

It is important that you provide this information as early as possible. Documentation will be accepted at any time, but providing it early in the semester (or even before the semester begins) will give us ample time to review your documentation and make sure the appropriate accommodations are in place when the semester starts. This information is kept confidential, as your privacy is important to us.

Complete an Application

Accessibility Services Application (PDF) 

    Intake Meeting

    In addition to submitting the appropriate documentation, all students requesting accommodations must meet with the Assistant Director of Accessibility and Equity for an intake interview. During this initial meeting, you will discuss:

    • Your strengths
    • Areas that need improvement
    • How your disability impacts your daily life/functional limitations
    • Possible services and supports
    • Your rights and responsibilities


    Accommodations are always determined on an individual, case-by-case basis. After a plan for reasonable accommodations is determined, you and your professors will be given an accommodation letter outlining your supports. Additionally, you are encouraged to communicate with your professors about your needs as appropriate.

    Important Note

    You must meet with the Assistant Director of Accessibility and Equity at least once every semester in order to receive an updated accommodation letter. Keep in mind that accommodations cannot be backdated or applied retroactively. Therefore, you are encouraged to meet with the Assistant Director of Accessibility and Equity as early as feasible.

    Policies and Procedures

    Contact Us

    Phone: 412-536-1177
    Fax: 412-536-1118