Loras College

1450 Alta Vista
Dubuque,
 Iowa  
52004-0178

General information

This campus is:
4 year
Private, not-for-profit
Highest level of degree offered:
Advanced Degree
Student population
1,589
Student population: undergraduate
1,480
Primarily online?
No

Disability resource office

Lynch Learning Center
1450 Alta Vista
Dubuque,
 Iowa  
52001
Office phone
563 588 7134
Office email
lods@loras.edu
Number of full-time disability service staff
4.0
Number of students who have submitted disability documentation
135

Three most common types of disabilities disclosed by students to the disability resource office

  • Attention Deficit Hyperacticity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism, autism spectrum disorder
  • Specific learning disabilities
Within the last three years, how common has it been for your institution and/or disability services provider to serve these specific populations of students with disabilities?
Students with low-incidence types of disabilities
GroupLevel of service
Autistic students (includes Asperger’s or autism spectrum) Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Culturally Deaf students who use American Sign Language Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Students with chronic health conditions and illness Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Students with food allergies Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Students with intellectual disabilities Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Students with disabilities in advanced academics or interests
GroupLevel of service
Students in STEM fields, including health sciences Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Professional and graduate students Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Law students Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
NCAA athletes Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Veterans Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally

Disability accommodations and services

Accommodations for students with disabilities
Academic accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Notetaking Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Test accomodations Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Alternate formats (e.g.,e-text, large print) Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Scribes Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Readers Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Assistive technology (e.g., screen readers, voice input) Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Sign language interpreters Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
CART or C-Print Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Programmatic accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Course substitutions Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Priority registration Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Reduced courseload Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Medical leave Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Accommodations in residence halls Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Other accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Dietary accommodations for meal plans Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Service animals or emotional support animals Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Accommodations and services for institution-sponsored study abroad programs Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Accommodations and services for internships, externships, field placements, or other for-credit off-campus work experiences Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally

Campus accessibility and resources

Campus access
GroupLevel of service
Student health services Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Counseling and psychological services Completely accessible
Completely accessible
The library(ies) Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Institution websites Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Recreation and athletic facilities Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Student union or other main building designated for students to socialize Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Main academic buildings where most undergraduates would attend classes Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Entertainment, theater, and event facilities Completely accessible
Completely accessible
On-campus transportation Not applicable to this institution
Not applicable
Nearby off-campus transportation Not applicable to this institution
Not applicable
Residence halls Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Key administrative offices (e.g., financial aid, registration, multi-cultural affairs, students services, career counseling) Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Sexual assault services and reporting mechanisms Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Security and saftety programs (e.g., late-night escort services on campus) Completely accessible
Completely accessible

Policies and procedures related to students with disabilities

  • Standardized or recommended syllabus statements regarding disability accommodations
  • Institutional policy requiring that all online materials are accessible to students with disabilities ( compliant with Section 508)
  • Centralized funding for disability accommodations at events (e.g. individuals, student organizations, and departments are not responsible for paying for disability-related accommodations)Provision of interpreters and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) for all major events
  • Provision of interpreters and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) for all major events
  • Emergency evacuation procedures include plans for students with disabilities
  • Faculty diversity hiring initiatives include efforts to recruit and retain faculty with disabilities
  • Opportunities for students with disabilities and without a high school diploma to take courses (i.e., "open enrollment")
  • Formal grievance policies and procedures for students with complaints about campus disability access
  • Grievance procedures for students with complaints about the disability resource office

Types of counseling and psychological services available at the institution

  • Short-term counseling (e.g., 10 session limit)
  • Long-term counseling
  • Support groups
  • Campus-based chaplains

General Campus Resources

  • Food shelf or food pantry
  • Services for veterans with disabilities

Academics and campus climate for students with disabilities

Courses or degree programs

  • Disability studies courses or degree programs

Campus groups that address disability issues but do not provide direct services to students

  • Beyond Compliance Faculty Group

Student organizations related to disability, Deafness, or ASL

  • Delta Alpha Pi
How often does your institution have public events or activities related to disability, culturally Deaf people, or ASL?
More than twice per term or semester