- It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the process for disability services.
- Students requesting accommodations must complete the Student Intake Form and the Release of Information Form.
- Students must obtain appropriate documentation which establishes the need for an accommodation and relates the current impact of the disability to the requested accommodation.
- Upon receipt of the appropriate documentation and the completed Student Intake Form and the Release of Information Form, the request will be reviewed for eligibility. Additional information may subsequently be requested if necessary.
- Decisions pertaining to reasonable accommodations will be made by the Office of Student Disability Services, in consultation with academic program representatives and/or other university administrators.
- Written notification of approved accommodations will be provided. Students may then notify faculty of the accommodations that have been approved, unless otherwise specified.
- In order to ensure that reasonable accommodations can be provided in a timely manner, all forms and documentation should be received and on file in the Office of Student Disability Services at least four (4) weeks prior to the commencement of classes for any given semester.
- If a student disagrees with the proposed accommodations, he/she has the right to appeal the decision. Additional information on the appeal process can be found in the NSU Student Handbook.
- Students must submit documentation and the completed forms to:
Arlene Giczkowski, Director
Office of Student Disability Services
Nova Southeastern University
Attn: Student Affairs
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314-7796
- For students enrolled in the Health Professions Division, please contact Susan Gonzalez at (954) 262-1639.
- For students enrolled in the Shepard Broad Law Center, please contact Sharon Booth, Esq. at (954) 262-6126.
- For graduate students enrolled at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education, please contact Dr. Mark Seldine at (954) 262-8617.
- For students enrolled in the Center for Psychological Studies, please contact Joyce Silverman at (954) 262-5711.