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The mission of Disability Services at CSU Global is to provide equal access to students with disabilities while maintaining the academic integrity standards of the university.

Disability Services at CSU Global collaborates with instructors and staff to create effective, equitable, and inclusive learning environments so that qualified students may achieve their educational goals.



Disability Services at CSU Global is committed to individualized assistance that honors the uniqueness of each student. A conversation about your experiences will help Disability Services identify the types of accommodations that may be appropriate, and the information necessary to support those accommodations. Reach out to Disability Services via email or by phone (720) 279-0650.

Disability reflects an assortment of characteristics and experiences; it is a key component to understanding diversity in our global society. To optimize the online environment and to support accommodations requested, we welcome students to self-identify disability-related accommodations requests early in their enrollment at CSU Global.


1. Self-identify as a student with a disability to Disability Services by emailing or by calling (720) 279-0650. Disability Services will send you an email requesting documentation, two forms to complete and return, and provide the Disability Services Handbook. These forms are:

  • DS Request for Academic Accommodations. Students requesting academic accommodations with CSU Global must complete and return this form to Disability Services to be eligible for documentation review.
  • DS Informed Consent for Information Release. This form authorizes the release of information regarding a student condition or disability to appropriate personnel strictly for the purposes of providing and/or coordinating academic services for reasonable accommodation requests.

2. Submit supportive documentation of disability and the completed forms noted above. While the Disability Services Handbook contains specifics about the information needed for your disability, the documentation must include:

  • Diagnosis of disability by an appropriate professional (e.g., medical doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist, licensed counselor).
  • Current functional limitations in an academic setting due to the disability. (See Documentation Guidelines for your specific disability.)
  • Recommendations for academic accommodations appropriate in a post-secondary degree program (each requested accommodation must be supported in the documentation).
  • The name, address, telephone and professional credentials of the evaluator on official letterhead.

3. Once you have submitted the required information, it will be reviewed within 5 business days. Follow up with the office if you have not heard back within 5 days of submitting your documents.

4. If academic accommodations have been approved, you will receive a “Student Notification of Academic Accommodations” form detailing accommodations that have been approved.

5. Prior to the beginning of each academic term, you must request “Faculty Notification of Academic Accommodations” letters from Disability Services. You are responsible for sending the letter and discussing accommodations with each of your instructors during the first week of the term. Accommodations become effective the date the letter is delivered to your instructor and are not retroactive.

6. If you have not been approved for academic accommodations at CSU Global, you will be provided an explanation or be asked to submit additional documentation.


Accommodations at CSU Global focus on providing equal access to all students in an online education environment. Reasonable accommodations may consist of changes in policies, practices, services, and the use of auxiliary aids. These may include but are not limited to:

  • Modifying the deadline for assignments
  • Modifying the format of course materials
  • Modifying the way course information is presented
  • Modifying how a student submits assignments

Reasonable accommodations do not require a substantial change in the curriculum or alteration of any essential elements or functions of the course, program, service, or activity. CSU Global understands that reasonable accommodations must be made unless it can be demonstrated that the accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the program.


Students experiencing temporary injuries and medical conditions are not covered under federal disability laws. Students who experience a temporary medical condition that affects their academic work during a trimester should contact their instructor and student success counselor to discuss options and review the CSU Global Late Policy, Incomplete Grade Guidelines, and Leave of Absence Policy. The student should provide their instructor with medical documentation specifying the condition and duration of the condition. Medical conditions that are considered temporary can include injuries, surgeries, or acute illnesses. If the student feels their attendance will be affected by a temporary medical condition, it is up to the student to contact their instructor and student success counselor.


Students may request an appointment or email Disability Services to discuss the process, documentation guidelines, or any concerns during the application process. Disability documentation, Request for Academic Accommodations form, and Informed Consent for Information Release form may be submitted by the following means:

Mail: CSU Global Disability Services
585 Salida Way
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: (720) 279-0650
Fax: (720) 943-2863

CSU Global is consistent with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. Our policies shall be consistent with current applicable federal and state laws concerning the nondiscrimination of students on the basis of disability.