Office Information:Location: Roaden University Center, 112
Phone: (931) 372-6119
Fax: (931) 372-6378
Mailing Address:Tennessee Tech University
Office of Disability Services
P.O. Box 5091
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001
We appreciate Clinical Providers who provide thorough documentation related to student accommodation requests. We know you are busy and we do appreciate your time, so we wanted to give you some quick tips on what we need from you!
The documentation from a provider must appropriately match the disability. If a student is requesting accommodation for a medical diagnosis, then the documentation must be from a medical doctor or specialist. If the diagnosis is psychological or emotional in nature the documentation should be from the student's clinical therapist or psychologist, APN, LCSW etc.
1. Please put the letter on letterhead. We cannot accept documentation that has not been written on letterhead. We also cannot accept prescription pad documentation.
2. Speak specifically about the disability and make any necessary recommendations for accommodations appropriate for the student's circumstance. It is especially effective if the letter addresses not only why the accommodation might be helpful but how not having the accommodation might adversely affect the student.
3. Please include how long the student has had an established relationship with your office, and note the date of the last visit.
4. Include any medications, and make note of any medications that might also cause the student to need additional accommodation. (ex. medications that cause memory or attention issues, brain fog etc.)
5. Please note whether the letter is written in support of academic accommodations or housing accommodations or both.
6. Download more detailed instructions specific to disability below.
If you need additional information please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Disability Services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 931-372-6119. We are here for you!
- Emotional Support Animal
Students can submit a request for an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) to live with them in on-campus housing. ESAs should not be brought into other buildings on campus. The university has a housing committee who meets on requests like this. The committee consists of a representative from housing, the counseling center, health services, and our office. Once a decision is made, students are notified viaTennessee Tech email.
- Housing Requests
Students can submit a request specific to their housing needs. The university has a housing committee who meets on requests like this. The committee consists of a representative from housing, the counseling center, health services, and our office. Once a decision is made, students are notified viaTennessee Tech email.Download Documentation Guidelines
- Learning Disability
- Physical Disability
- Psychiatric/Psychological Disability