Benedictine University is dedicated to creating an accessible environment through reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities. Students with a disability are encouraged to seek assistance by contacting the Academic Support Center at or 630-829-6041.

Special accommodation services are available for students with disabilities on a case-by-case basis, provided that documentation from a properly licensed clinician supports the accommodation. Students eligible under the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973), whose disability interferes with a major life activity, are urged to self-identify so that the process for receiving assistance can begin as early as possible.

Commonly granted accommodations include the following:

  • Extended time for testing in a quiet test environment.
  • Designated note taker in class.
  • Modified or enlarged classroom/reading materials.
  • Books in alternate formats.
  • Preferential classroom seating.

If you are in need of special academic or housing accommodations, please contact the Academic Support Center at (630) 829-6041 to begin the process of submitting proper documentation for equal access to educational and campus services. Please review the POLICY TO REQUEST ACCOMMODATION FORM prior to your meeting with your case manager.

View Benedictine University's Disability Accommodations Policy (Sept. 2020).

You can also consult the Student Accommodations Handbook (Jan. 2021) for more information.

Academic Support Center

Benedictine University

Taffie Duzan
Interim Director of Disability Services
and Learning Specialist
(630) 829-6032
Efax (630) 596-8440
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Michelle Schaefer
Academic Support Specialist
(630) 829-6041
Efax (630) 829-8440
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