Students with a diagnosed disability or medical condition who require academic adjustments and/or housing or dietary modifications should submit a request form and documentation. DSO staff will review the request and contact the student via email.
What is the process for requesting adjustments / modifications / accommodations?
How should I submit documentation of my diagnosis?
You can bring paperwork to our office in SAU 1150 or send it in any one of the following formats:
- Fax number: 585-475-2215
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- US mail:
Rochester Institute of Technology
Disability Services Office
Student Alumni Union, Room 1150
28 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623
What type of documentation do you need?
It depends on the diagnosis. This is often a psycho-educational evaluation; it might be a letter from a medical doctor or licensed therapist or a neuropsycho-educational evaluation. The documentation should be recent and it should state your diagnosis and provide information about how this diagnosis affects your current level of functioning. See our Documentation Guidelines for more information and/or call us at 585-475-6988.
How do I request housing modifications?
Students with a diagnosed disability or medical condition who require housing modifications should submit a request form and documentation. DSO staff will review the request and contact the student via email. Housing requests need to be completed by May 1 for fall semester; or by December 1 for spring semester. Modifications offered for requests received after these dates are subject to availability.
I have some dietary restrictions. What can I do?
Students who require dietary modifications which may include a specialized food plan and discussion with an RIT nutritionist should submit a request form and documentation. DSO staff will review the request and contact the student via email.
Does RIT permit service animal or assistance animals on campus?
I scheduled a test in the DSO test center, but now I’m sick. Do I have to take the test anyway?
Email or talk to your instructor first – it is up to your instructor to approve a re-scheduled test date. Once you have made arrangements with the instructor, notify DSO staff of any changes via email (email@example.com) or call the office at 585-475-2023.
The automatic button for an accessible door doesn't work. Who can fix this?
Please notify Facilities Management Services (FMS) by filling out a Work Order: https://www.rit.edu/fa/facilities/work-orders. If you are unsure how to submit this form, please call FMS directly at 585-475-6771 and let them know the building name and exact location of the door so that a work order can be created.