University of Memphis

Southern Avenue
Memphis,
 Tennessee  
38152

General information

This campus is:
4 year
Public
Highest level of degree offered:
Advanced Degree
Student population
24,847
Student population: undergraduate
19,958
Primarily online?
No

Disability resource office

Disability Resources for Students
110 Wilder Tower
Memphis,
 Tennessee  
38152
Office phone
901-678-2880
Office email
drs@memphis.edu
Contact people
Name
Dannise Hobson-Scott
Email
dhobson@memphis.edu
Telephone
901-678-2880
Job title or role
Testing & Notes Administrator
Number of full-time disability service staff
We currently have 5 positions, with another position pending approval
Number of students who have submitted disability documentation
In Fall 2018, we implemented AIM so not all students entered were new. At this time, I am not sure how to determine which students were new.

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

  • Attention Deficit Hyperacticity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Psychiatric and disabilities related to mental and emotional health
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 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 Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Professional and graduate students Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Law students Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
NCAA athletes Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Veterans Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided

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) 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 Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Programmatic accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Course substitutions Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Priority registration Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
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 Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Service animals or emotional support animals Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Accommodations and services for institution-sponsored study abroad programs Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
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 Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Counseling and psychological services Completely accessible
Completely accessible
The library(ies) Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Institution websites Somewhat accessible
Somewhat 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 Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Entertainment, theater, and event facilities Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
On-campus transportation Not applicable to this institution
Not applicable
Nearby off-campus transportation Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
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) 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)
  • Emergency evacuation procedures include plans for students 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)
  • Support groups
  • 24/7 Mental health hotline or crisis line
  • Cross-campus behavioral, mental health, or crisis team(s)
During the 2017-2018 school year, what was the total number of students who had accessed counseling and psychological services
0

General Campus Resources

  • TRIO Student Support Services programs designed for students with disabilities
  • Food shelf or food pantry
  • Child care services that are accessible to students with disabilities
  • Services for veterans with disabilities
  • Campus scholarships for students with disabilities
  • Resources for students with disabilities to address assistive technology needs and information technology (IT) access needs
  • Other: First Generation Support

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
  • Deaf studies courses or degree programs

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?
About once each year