Disability Resources and Services

Disability Documentation

Documenting a Disability - General Guidelines

In order to receive reasonable accommodations, students or employees must provide current documentation, from an appropriate licensed professional, of their disability and its impact in an academic or work setting .

Bethel University has the right to deny a request for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary services if the documentation demonstrates that they are not warranted, or if a student fails to provide appropriate documentation.

The cost of obtaining documentation is borne by the student. If the initial documentation is incomplete or inadequate to determine the extent of the disability and reasonable accommodations, the Office of Disability Resources and Services has the discretion to require additional documentation. Any cost of obtaining additional documentation is also borne by the student. If Disability Resources and Services desires a second professional opinion, Bethel bears the cost.

Documentation Guidelines for Specific Disabilities