Disability Services

Office of Disability Services

Franklin University recognizes the needs of students with disabilities and is committed to providing accessible services, programs, and educational opportunities. In addition to accessible facilities and plentiful parking, the Office of Disability Services is available to provide those individuals with additional assistance and guidance.

If you are a qualified student or prospective student who has a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the guidelines for Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act, you may register with the Office of Disability Services.

We work closely with the Learning Commons in personalizing accommodations and services to meet the individual needs of each qualified student. If you need accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter or textbooks in alternative formats, register as early as possible.

Please follow the guidelines below to register with the Office of Disability Services and request accommodations for your disability/disabilities.  Submitted information should be current and from a medical provider who is familiar with your disability.  After you and your medical provider have completed and returned the required documentation, you will be notified by the Disability Services Coordinator of approved accommodations.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Disability Services Coordinator at 614-797-4700, toll-free at 1-877-341-6300 or by email at accommodate@franklin.edu

Franklin University does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status. For inquiries about the University’s non-discrimination policies, please contact the Office of Community Standards, Otte Student Services Center, 201 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215, 614-947-6236, advocate@franklin.edu

Guidelines for Requesting Disability Services

1. Document your disability

Your documentation should include, but not limited to:

  1. Diagnosis, tests and results that confirm this diagnosis, and physician's last date of contact with you
  2. Functional limitations or symptoms associated with this condition
  3. Description of how this condition may affect you academically and/or physically
  4. Recommendations for accommodations (i.e. extended test time) and rationale for these accommodations and
  5. Severity and/or expected progression of this disability

2. Register for classes with your Academic Advisor

If accommodations such as interpreters are needed for meeting with your academic advisor, contact the Disability Services Coordinator. Students who wish to receive accommodations are encouraged to register for classes as early as possible to allow adequate time to arrange support services and accommodations.

3. Arrange an intake meeting with the Disability Services Coordinator to go over your schedule of classes and set up any needed accommodations

This should be done as early as possible to ensure that we can set up accommodations before you start your courses. Please call or email so that we can discuss your needs: 614-797-4700, 1-877-341-6300 (toll-free) or email accommodate@franklin.edu.

All students requesting accommodations will complete the Application Form below:

Please have your medical provider complete the Medical Verification form that best describes your situation:

If applicable, Click here to view and/or print and sign the Service Animal Policy.