Texas Christian University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 regarding post-secondary students with disabilities. TCU has designated Student Access and Accommodation (SAA) as the office responsible for determining eligibility for students seeking disabilities-related auxiliary aides, services, and/or accommodations.
No otherwise qualified individual shall be denied access to or participation in the services, programs, and activities of TCU solely on the basis of a disability.
The University shall provide equitable access through reasonable services/accommodations for each eligible student who (a) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, (b) has a record or history of such impairment, or (c) is regarded as having such impairment.
Student Access & Accommodation is located The Harrison, Suite 1200. Texas Christian University designates professionals in the SAA office to meet with students and to receive and review documentation in consideration of eligibility and requests for service/accommodations. Appointments are available upon request by calling 817-257-6567.
To apply for accommodations, each eligible student must present to Student Access & Accommodation verifiable, professional documentation and/or assessment reports that meet the University’s official guidelines.
The student will participate in an Intake Interview and will complete an Intake Packet that includes the Procedures for TCU Students with Disabilities form, an Acknowledgment of Receipt of Procedures for TCU Students with Disabilities, a Release of Information form, and the Student Application to Request Accommodations and Services forms. The Intake Interview and Intake Packet will be completed once the student has submitted their online application and documentation.
Information concerning a student’s disability is treated in a confidential manner in accordance with University policies as well as applicable federal and state laws.
Documentation presented to Student Access & Accommodation shall be reviewed by appropriate University professional(s) to verify the existence of a disability and to consider disabilities-related requests.
Each student’s application is handled on an individualized, case-by-case basis.
Further documentation may be required to substantiate the need for an accommodation or to assist the University in determining appropriate services/accommodations.
Accommodations, Services, & Responsibilities
Eligible students seeking services/accommodations should contact Student Access & Accommodation prior to or early in the academic term for which they are seeking accommodations.
The Housing and Residence Life Director’s Office will be notified of approved accommodations related to housing and dietary needs. Housing accommodations must be requested annually.
For approved disabilities-related services/accommodations, the office will prepare eligibility notification for the student’s faculty members concerning specific, reasonable academic accommodations.
The student is responsible for requesting accommodation notification each semester they would like to use their accommodations. Notification of accommodations will be sent via TCU email to the student and faculty after requested by the student. It is the student’s responsibility to confer with faculty members regarding their accommodations and to determine a plan for implementation.
Accommodations take effect once the student and faculty members receive the accommodation notification and the student conferences with each faculty member(s). Please allow faculty a minimum of one week to arrange for testing accommodations.
Accommodations are NOT retroactive.
The SAA office is available to consult with the student and with University faculty and staff to ensure delivery of appropriate support services.
The SAA office may serve as a liaison between the student and the faculty member as needed.
Students who wish to appeal a decision regarding appropriate accommodations should do so in writing to the Chief Inclusion Officer and or their designee, who will decide the appeal.
Chief Inclusion Officer
TCU Box 298980
The Harrison 1807
Fort Worth, Texas 76129
At any step during such an appeal, the person requesting the appeal may confidentially consult with appropriate professionals/advisers within or outside the University.
Office location, hours, and full contact information is provided on the Connect page.