Information for Faculty

The Colorado School of Mines welcomes and supports a diverse student body and is committed to provide access and inclusion to University courses, programs, and activities for all students. Disability Support Services is dedicated to providing supportive and professional service to those on our campus who are differently abled and may have accommodative needs. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Disability Support Services staff works with qualified undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to manage the impact of their disability on learning and living at Mines.

Please contact Marla Draper with any questions regarding Disability Support Services at Mines. 303-273-3297

Syllabus Statement: Disability Support Services

Guidance for faculty

  • Colorado School of Mines does not have a standard syllabus statement that has been approved/is required. However, a statement should be included in all syllabi.
  • A disability statement opens the lines of communication. A statement in your syllabus inviting students with disabilities to meet with you privately is a good step in starting a conversation with those students who need accommodations.
  • A statement on the syllabus and an announcement in class normalize¬†the accommodation process by treating it as just another part of the course.

Disability support statement example

The Colorado School of Mines is committed to ensuring the full participation of all students in its programs, including students with disabilities. If you are registered with Disability Support Services (DSS) and I have received your letter of accommodations, please contact me at your earliest convenience so we can discuss your needs in this course. For questions or other inquiries regarding disabilities, I encourage you to visit for more information.

Additional resources

Download the Disability Support Syllabus Statement as PDF