Procedure to Request Services

Students who wish to receive accommodations (academic adjustments and/or environmental modifications) are responsible for initiating the process with the Office of Disability Services by identifying as a student with a disability, providing appropriate documentation, and requesting the relevant accommodations.

YOU are responsible for your education. Please follow these steps to request accommodations:

1. Identify as an individual with a disability by submitting appropriate documentation to support your request prior to the first semester you attend classes at Lebanon Valley College (LVC) or the first semester you are requesting accommodations.

Send documentation to:
Office of Disability Services
Lebanon Valley College
101 North College Avenue
Annville, PA 17003-1400

2. You will be notified of your eligibility for an intake interview by either the Assistant or the Director of Disability Services. You will then need to make an appointment to meet with the Director to review documentation and determine appropriate accommodations. (In order to reactivate their status, re-enrolled students must meet with the Director of Disability Services.)

3. The meeting with the Director will be held either prior to or at the beginning of the first semester you identify as a student with a disability, provide documentation, and request services. At this meeting, you may request accommodations that are reasonable and appropriate to your course of study and the post-secondary environment, and that are supported by your documentation and the interview with the Director.

4. Determination of appropriate accommodations is a collaborative, interactive process between you and the Director. When you and the Director make a determination regarding accommodations, you will complete an Accommodation Form together which both you and the Director will sign. The accommodations listed on that form will remain in effect unless you meet with the Director to review and possibly alter or add to the accommodations. All accommodations relate to a functional limitation described by you and supported by your documentation.

5. You will receive a copy of the signed Accommodation Form for your records.

6. You will be asked to sign a Release Form which gives your permission for the staff in Disability Services to interact with professors, your parents, and other relevant college personnel regarding your disability and accommodations, as necessary. This release covers only those issues related to your disability and accommodations. 

7. Based on the Accommodation Form, the Director of Disability Services will develop an Accommodation Letter for you to present to those professors from whom you will be requesting accommodations. After the first semester of receiving accommodations, you will be responsible for picking up your Accommodation Letter at the beginning of each semester. 

8. You are responsible for meeting with your professors, presenting your Accommodation Letter, and discussing the accommodations you are requesting in a timely manner. Faculty members are not responsible for providing accommodations you have not requested or if you have not presented them with a letter. Accommodations are not retroactive, and no one will make arrangements for you. You must self-advocate.

9. If you encounter any problems or concerns regarding your approved accommodations, it is your responsibility to inform the Director of Disability Services who is available to provide assistance and support.

The Office of Disability Services is located in the Humanities Center, Room 004, and is open from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. For an appointment or to request information, please call 717-867-6028 or email Judi Blouch, Disability Services Assistant, at jblouch@lvc.edu