Disability Support Services

Equal Access to Education

Concordia University, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, or treatment of students. Students with documented disabilities are legally entitled to request modifications, accommodations, or auxiliary aids that will enable them to participate in and benefit from all postsecondary programs and activities.

If you have a diagnosed disability and would like to request or inquire about accommodations, or if you think you may have a disability and are seeking a referral, please come by for a visit. The Disability Support Services office is located on the first floor of Link Library, room 143.

Who qualifies as disabled under the law?

The Rehabilitation Act defines an individual with a disability as a person who:

  1. has a physical or mental imparment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of that person
  2. has a record of such impairment, or
  3. is regarded as having such as impairment.

How students with disabilities may activate Disability Support Services

A student with a disability who wants to receive accommodations should:

  1. Contact the DSS coordinator at Concordia University.
  2. Identify him/herself as disabled.
  3. Indicate what accommodations he/she is seeking.
  4. The student will then be asked to provide proper and sufficient documentation of the disability(see forms and documentation guidelines below).
  5. The student and DDS will engage in an interactive process to determine and implement an appropriate accommodation plan.

Student & Parent Information

Faculty Resources

Documentation Requirements


Helpful Links


Concordia's Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center (ARC), provides on-campus academic assistance for Concordia students. All students are invited to visit us for one-on-one help with study skills, time management, test-taking skills, and organization. The ARC is located on the south end of the Link Library.

Find additional resources

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Sue Showers

Academic Resource & Disability Support Services Coordinator, Director of Master of Education in Special Education

Academic Resource Center
402-643-7187 suzanne.showers@cune.edu Link Library 143
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Andreea Baker

Director of Wellness Center

Student Affairs; Wellness Center
402-643-7224 Andreea.Baker@cune.edu Janzow Campus Center 204