Office of Student Disability Services

Chamberlain University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for eligible students with disabilities as defined by state and federal laws relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Chamberlain University maintains a process for students to use should they wish to request an accommodation. To inquire about the accommodation request process, contact the Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS). 

Process

The first step in the accommodation request process is to contact the Office of Student Disability Services

Office of Student Disability Services 
Phone: 855.229.0848
E-mail: adaofficer@chamberlain.edu
Fax: 630.596.1651

Upon contacting the OSDS, students will be provided with an Accommodation Request Form to complete, which specifies the diagnosis that could be a disability for which they are submitting an application for accommodation and the requested accommodation. Students must also provide recent (generally no more than five years old) certification and/or documentation from a qualified medical or educational professional that (a) provides a specific diagnosis; and (b) recommends specific accommodations that might be helpful to the student in an academic setting based on the diagnosis. The form, including supporting documentation, is to be submitted by email to adaofficer@chamberlain.edu or faxed to 630.596.1651 (an electronic fax that is directly received by the Coordinators).

The request and supporting documentation will be individually reviewed. As part of the interactive process, students may be contacted to request or obtain additional input, including additional supporting documentation as appropriate to determine a reasonable and appropriate accommodation. If a student’s request is approved, the OSDS will work with the student and any university colleagues (e.g., instructors, test administrators) who will help implement the approved accommodation(s). If the request is denied, the OSDS will engage in dialog with the student to explore possible alternative reasonable accommodation options, if appropriate.  

Once accommodations have been implemented, students should continue to work with the OSDS on any accommodation-related needs. If students experience difficulty in obtaining approved accommodations, they are required to immediately notify the OSDS for assistance in rectifying the situation as appropriate.

Accommodations are granted with consideration to location and delivery method. While the same accommodations may be available, adjustments may be necessary due to the new location or modality. You must notify the OSDS if you plan to transfer to a new campus or modality.

In accordance with requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the ADA, Chamberlain University does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.  

Students who believe they have been discriminated against due to a disability should contact Adtalem’s Office of Equity and Access at Equity@adtalem.com for assistance or to file a complaint.  

Individuals experiencing harassment or discrimination always have the right to file a formal grievance with government authorities: 

Office of Civil Rights (OCR) – Headquarters 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC 20202-1100 
Customer Service Hotline: 800.421.3481; TDD: 877.521.2172 
Email: ocr@ed.gov | Website: ed.gov/ocr 
Regional Offices: ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr


Below are some additional resources to assist students through their education and career:

National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities
United States Department of Labor - Disability Resources
U.S. Department of Education