The Humanities Division strives to create an accessible learning environment which values the diversity of our community. Together with the University's office of Student Disability Services, the Humanities Dean of Students office collaborates to:
- Nurture a community in which students with disabilities can fully participate in all areas of academic life.
- Partner with students, faculty, administrative and academic units to coordinate accommodations and respond to needs on an individual basis.
Students seeking services should visit the Student Disability Services website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. To begin the accommodations process, please follow the steps outlined here.
The Humanities Dean of Students Office partners with staff in Student Disability Services and other units across campus to facilitate equal access for students with disabilities.
We encourage students who self-identify as an individual with a disability to reach out to Student Disability Services about the registration process.
Graduate students will receive an Accommodation Determination Letter that states the approved accommodations. Copies are shared with the Associate Dean of Students, who will assist with the implementation of accommodations.
Near the beginning of each quarter, the Associate Dean of Students reaches out individually to any active student with an Accommodation Determination Letter to ask: (1) if the student plans to use accommodations that quarter and (2) whether the student would like any assistance in implementing accommodations.
Students are always welcome to discuss their accommodations with instructors directly by contacting their instructors and providing a copy of the Accommodation Determination Letter. The Associate Dean of Students can assist by reaching out to the instructor on a student’s behalf and helping to coordinate arrangements needed for accommodations (e.g. reserving a space to take an exam in a reduced-distraction testing environment).
Students who anticipate needing to use accommodations should reach out to their instrcutors and/or the Dean of Students Office as soon as possible to discuss implementation. In particular, students are encouraged to review their syllabi early in the quarter to determine their exam schedule in case arrangements need to be made to appropriately implement accommodations. Generally speaking, students should reach out at least 7-10 days prior to needing the accommodation implemented. Advance notice allows instructors and staff time to make arrangements with the student.
In keeping with its long-standing traditions and policies, the University of Chicago considers students, employees, applicants for admission or employment, and those seeking access to University programs on the basis of individual merit. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972). For additional information regarding the University of Chicago’s Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct.
The University official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Nondiscrimination is Bridget Collier, Associate Provost and Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs. Ms. Collier also serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action Officer, and Section 504/ADA Coordinator. You may contact Ms. Collier by emailing email@example.com, by calling 773.834.6367, or by writing to Bridget Collier, Office of the Provost, The University of Chicago, 5525 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637.
The University of Chicago offers accessible, evening shuttle service for students in the Kenwood and Hyde Park neighborhoods. During the day, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates three accessible bus routes serving campus and community residents.
Transportation & Parking Services
City of Chicago
All CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) bus routes are fully accessible to individuals with disabilities and include auditory and visual "realtime" travel announcements, Braille signage, and hydraulic lifts or ramps. To find out about more information about the RTA (Regional Transit Authority) Reduced Fare Program for individuals with disabilities, call 312.913.3110, or select the "Trip Planner" function on the CTA website. If unable to use fixed "el" or bus routes, students should apply for ADA paratransit services to qualify for door-to-door transportation. To request an application, contact RTA ADA paratransit at 312.663.HELP (VOICE) or 312.913.3122 (TTY).
Call 800.281.4466 to reserve wheel-chair accessible taxi service in Chicago.
Contact the University Parking Office at 773.702.8969 to register for parking permits.
City of Chicago
Contact the Department of Finance (312.744.PARK) to apply for reserved parking on residential streets and for residential disabled parking signs.
The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) operates the largest private police force in the country. UCPD services include 24 hour emergency response, community alerts, umbrella coverage and over 300 emergency phones.
City of Chicago
In case of emergency, dial 9-1-1 for immediate services. For all other non-emergencies, dial 3-1-1.
The University of Chicago offers exceptional health care through UChicago Student Wellness. Services include physician and nurse practitioner appointments, nutritional counseling, physician-on-call, sports medicine, and more. Student Counseling Service provides students with a range of mental health services. Based on the student's individual needs and concerns, the intake counselor will recommend appropriate services including counseling, medication management, support groups, ADHD services, and academic skills assessment.