How the Luther Process Works

The focus of the process is on the functional impact of the disability
        on the educational process rather than the disability label.

To qualify for an accommodation, the disability must significantly interfere with the student’s participation, communication or ability to participate in course assessment such as tests or projects. For example, a student with hand mobility problems may need assistance with note taking and written tests, but not with oral presentations.   

If a student with a disability feels they may need special accommodations, the student should register with Disability Services  (DS). To register with our office to receive accommodations the student must:

  • Secure appropriate documentation of the disability and its impact from appropriate professionals. The Documentation of Disability form is available online and in hard copy from DS.
  • Schedule an appointment with DS before arriving on campus or shortly after. It is always better to have a plan in place before classes begin rather than after problems occur.
  • Accommodations will need to be reviewed/renewed each academic semester and January term by making an appointment with DS.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact DS at (563) 387-1270 or email [email protected]