Students with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations under state and federal law. These accommodations ensure equal access to the learning environment at UMKC. 

Accommodations should not fundamentally alter an essential aspect of a course or program.

Student Disability Services establishes an Accommodation Plan with the student. Then, they provide students with a letter of accommodation to take to each of their instructors. Instructors are to discuss with the student how best to carry out the accommodations.

Syllabi Statement

If you haven’t already, please consider adding a statement to your syllabi. Our recommended statement is:

If you need accommodations for a disability, please contact Student Disability Services at (816) 235-5696 or You should contact them as soon as possible to establish an Accommodation Plan. For more information visit