Students must provide relevant documentation of their disability from an appropriate licensed professional source to ODS that gives a diagnosis of the medical or mental health condition and how it impacts their participation in courses, programs, jobs, activities, and facilities at Marquette. Marquette staff respect a student’s right to privacy, and will only request documentation that is related to a student’s specific need(s) for accommodation. If a student has non-pertinent medical information that they would like withheld from documentation, they should speak with their care provider
All Documentation must:
- Come from care provider licensed to provide a diagnosis in the area of accommodation need,
- Be completed in an individualized manner, within the ethical guidelines of the practitioner, in a way that allows for the appropriate description of the person’s disability related need.
- Establish that the student has a disability (a diagnosed medical or mental health impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity), and
- Describe how the disability impacts the student's participation in campus activities and/or programs
See additional guidelines for acceptable documentation.
To assist health care providers in completing documentation, download Disability Documentation Forms.
Documentation is kept, securely, by the Office of Disability Services. The information contained within a student’s documentation is necessary for the determination of reasonable accommodations, but is rarely shared outside of our office unless there is a legal need to do so. Most accommodations are coordinated (after approval) without indicating the diagnosed disability.