A disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working). Southern Polytechnic State University adheres to the Georgia Board of Regents guidelines to follow the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (PL933-112 Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
Please note that describing a disability does not make a disability, and isolated test anxiety is not considered a disability under the ADA.
- New and Current students have to voluntarily identify themselves to the Disability Service Provider (DSP) in the Disability Service Office to receive accommodations.
- Students need to schedule an initial interview with the DSP to discuss their needs and register for services.
- Students who present current and comprehensive documentation to the ATTIC may request accommodations.
- Students are strongly encouraged to come in at the beginning of each semester in order to allow reasonable time for processing their requests.(Specific information on required documentation can be obtained from the DSP.)