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Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services focuses on providing equal access and opportunities which lead to student success.

Mission Statement

The Office of Student Accessibility Services cultivates an accessible and inclusive community where students with permanent and temporary disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of campus life. We facilitate student advocacy, learning, and access through partnerships with students, faculty, and staff.

Portal Connections

Access accommodation portals and report any accessibility barrier concerns.

Requesting Accommodations

Creighton University is committed to providing services and resources to meet the needs of qualified students with disabilities, ensuring equal access to academic programs and University facilities. Guided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendment Act of 2008, Student Accessibility Services coordinates the process through which all students request and receive reasonable accommodations, working closely with faculty and staff to meet individual needs.

Student Eligibility

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 provide for reasonable accommodations and services to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Accommodations Requests

Academic Accommodations

  • Academic accommodations are for adjustments within courses, such as coursework, accessible documents, etc.
  • To request an academic accommodation, log into the Student Accessibility Services Portal and click on the Intake and Self Registration buttons.

Housing Accommodation

Injury/Temporary Accommodation

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Student Responsibility

Self-disclosure of a disability to Student Accessibility Services for the purpose of receiving reasonable accommodations is the student’s responsibility. Each student must participate directly in an interactive process to determine appropriate accommodations.

Please note that diagnosis alone does not establish a need for reasonable accommodations as a Creighton University student.

Our goal is to understand how your disability individually impacts you so that an appropriate plan can be developed to meet your specific needs. We welcome medical documentation of your physical or mental impairment to help us make informed decisions. We value all relevant supporting documentation that you can provide to verify your disability and understand how disability impacts you as a student.

Examples of helpful supporting documentation include: an accommodation plan from your prior school; proof of accommodations used on standardized exams; a neuropsychological or educational evaluation; relevant medical records and reports of the impact of disability; vocational assessment; a statement from a treating provider or diagnostician that includes any of the following information:

  • The current physical or mental impairment(s) and the history of diagnosis (including how the diagnosis was determined);
  • Anticipated prognosis (if applicable);
  • Specific symptoms, including frequency, severity, and triggers;
  • The current treatment plan;
  • The impact of the impairment(s) on major life activities and/or major bodily functions.
    • Major life activities may include caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working.
    • Major Bodily Functions may include functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions.
  • Any professional recommendations or strategies that would mitigate the impact of the disability, including any relevant history of accommodations used in the past.
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students served FA21/SP22
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report neurodivergent diagnoses
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report medical/mobility diagnoses
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report multiple diagnoses

Student Accessibility Services Staff

Jess DeWall

Jess DeWall, MA

Anne Heimann

Anne Heimann, MS

Contact Information

Student Accessibility Services
2500 California Plaza
Old Gym, Room 437
Omaha, NE 68178

Located on the 4th floor of the Old Gym
Building number 26 on the Campus Map

Fax 402.280.5733


Documentation of a disability is kept on file at Student Accessibility Services. Students must sign a release of information form before Student Accessibility Services may disclose information the individual’s disability and approved accommodations. Students must request communication from Student Accessibility Services to specific faculty, administrators and offices in order for accommodations to be provided by those faculty/administrators/offices.

Grievance Procedure

If you experience harassment or discrimination because of a disability or are denied approved accommodations, contact the Office of Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance.