Samford University

800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham,
 Alabama  
35229-2240

General information

This campus is:
4 year
Private, not-for-profit
Highest level of degree offered:
Advanced Degree
Student population
5,994
Student population: undergraduate
3,511
Primarily online?
No

Disability resource office

Office of Disability Resources
103 Dwight Beeson Hall
Birmingham,
 Alabama  
35229
Office phone
(205) 726-4078
Office email
disability@samford.edu
Contact people
Name
Anton Ivanov
Email
accommodations@samford.edu
Telephone
(205) 726-4498
Job title or role
Disability Resources Coordinator
Number of full-time disability service staff
2.5
Number of students who have submitted disability documentation
471
Percent of students eligible to receive disability services
7.9%

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

  • Attention Deficit Hyperacticity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Chronic illnesses (examples: diabetes, arthritis, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, cancer)
  • 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) Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Culturally Deaf students who use American Sign Language Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Students with chronic health conditions and illness Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Students with food allergies Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Students with intellectual disabilities Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Students with disabilities in advanced academics or interests
GroupLevel of service
Students in STEM fields, including health sciences Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Professional and graduate students Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Law students Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly 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 Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Test accomodations Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Alternate formats (e.g.,e-text, large print) Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Scribes 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 Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
CART or C-Print Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Programmatic accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Course substitutions Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Priority registration Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Reduced courseload Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Medical leave Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
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 Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Accommodations and services for institution-sponsored study abroad programs Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Accommodations and services for internships, externships, field placements, or other for-credit off-campus work experiences Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided

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 Somewhat accessible
Somewhat 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 Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Entertainment, theater, and event facilities Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
On-campus transportation Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Nearby off-campus transportation Not applicable to this institution
Not applicable
Residence halls Somewhat accessible
Somewhat 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) Not applicable to this institution
Not applicable

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)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Support groups
  • 24/7 Mental health hotline or crisis line
  • Online mental health services, trainings or supports
  • Cross-campus behavioral, mental health, or crisis team(s)
  • Campus-based chaplains

General Campus Resources

  • Resources for students with disabilities to address assistive technology needs and information technology (IT) access needs

Academics and campus climate for students with disabilities

Courses or degree programs

  • Disability studies courses or degree programs
  • American Sign Language courses or degree programs

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

  • ADA Compliance Council
  • Care Team
  • Online Advisory Board
  • Title IX Office

Student organizations related to disability, Deafness, or ASL

  • DREAM
How often does your institution have public events or activities related to disability, culturally Deaf people, or ASL?
1-2 times each term or semester