- Assist students in developing academic and personal independence while pursuing academic goals;
- Communicate appreciation and respect for individual and cultural differences;
- To provide qualified professionals who are committed to assisting Deaf and hard of hearing students in achieving their academic goals.
Qualifying Deaf or hard of hearing students participating in the program may be eligible to receive the following services:
- Sign Language Interpreters
- Note-Taking Services
- Extended Testing Time
- Preferred Seating
- Academic Advisement/Co-Advisement
- Priority Enrollment
Deaf or hard of hearing students who wish to request accommodations should provide appropriate documentation of their disability to the Director of the Interpreter Services Program soon after admission to the University. If the accommodation is justified by the documentation and if it is reasonable for the University to provide, the Director will work with the student and appropriate personnel to facilitate the accommodation. The Director will work with students for advisement, co-advisement, priority enrollment, and scheduling of interpreters for classes. Continuing students should make an appointment with the Director of the Interpreter Services Program to request services each semester.