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Special Student Services

Disability Services

The university is committed to providing equal opportunities in higher education to academically qualified students with disabilities who demonstrate a reasonable expectation of college success. Students with disabilities are integrated as completely as possible into the university community, as the university shares responsibility with the student for modifying campus facilities and programs to meet individual needs.

Following acceptance for clear admission to SFA, the process of obtaining services and accommodations begins with the completion of the application for services and submission of appropriate documentation by the student. Students living on campus needing special accommodations because of a disability should request the form available through the Residence Life department or Disability Services. Documentation for academic and/or housing accommodations should provide sufficient evidence of a disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Guidelines for documentation are provided by Disability Services and should be reviewed by the student prior to seeking documentation from a qualified professional.

Documentation should be submitted well in advance of the initial semester in which accommodations will be requested. Sufficient time is necessary to provide for committee review of documentation and appropriate coordination of services.

Refer to Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 in University Policies regarding provision of services for people with disabilities. Requests for additional information should be directed to:

Disability Services, Stephen F. Austin State University
P.O. Box 6130, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-6130
Phone: 936.468.3004; Fax: 936.468.1368