Disability Services

Welcome to Disability Services! 

Disability Services is designed to provide access to an equitable educational experience for students. We are committed to helping students manage their disabilities through academic, dining, and housing accommodations, supported by inclusive institutional policies. 

The work of Disability Services is informed by federal legislation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) laws, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Iowa law. The department works to integrate best practices in the area of Disability Services in accordance with the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). 

All students with disabilities are eligible for protections under the Americans with Disability Act Amendments Act (ADA AA) of 2008 and a Section of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended).  Under the ADA AA 2008, a disability is defined as "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, having a record of such an impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment."  Sudents with disabilities requesting accommodations and services at Luther College must complete an application process and be determined eligible as a student with a disability prior to the development of an accommodation plan.  This process includes the student's self-disclosure, intake interview, and timely submission of detailed documentation of a disability.  

We strive to be inclusive in our work with each student by practicing careful listening, affirming their experience, and working together to create effective solutions. Disability Services is a part of the Center for Academic Enrichment (CAE).

If you are looking to determine if you are eligible for accommodations through Disability Services, please complete this form.  Once this form is completed, a member from the Disability Services team will reach out to you via your luther email to set up a meeting time.  

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to email the Disability Services team at: [email protected]. We look forward to working with you.