Disability Services

LSUA is committed to providing appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities.  Disability Services works to provide services to ensure that all students have equal access to learn and live at LSUA.

Disability Services provides intake services, assessment of needs and facilitation of services for students with disabilities. This office serves as a liaison between students and instructors. 

Any student with a learning, physical, psychological or other disability which significantly impacts his/her academic pursuits may be eligible to receive services from Disability Services. DS assists students in the determination and facilitation of auxiliary aids and services on an individual basis. The purpose of academic accommodations is to put the person with a disability on a level playing field with other students who do not have a disability. 

Students should request accommodations utilizing the intake assistance form.  Students are strongly encouraged to submit the intake form and documentation at least thirty days prior to the start of the semester to insure timely services.

Intake Form

Services

Specialized support services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Exam accommodations
  • Assistive technology
  • Textbooks in alternative formats
  • Referral for tutoring
  • Notetaking
  • Priority registration
  • Liaison assistance and referral to on-campus and off-campus resources, services, and agencies
  • Facilitation of access to all campus programs
  • Assistance animals
  • Advocacy on behalf of students with faculty, staff, and students

Eligibility of Services

A person may be eligible for accommodations if he or she: 

  • Is considered a person with disability
  • Identifies his/herself to the institution through Disability Services, and
  • Presents the appropriate documentation regarding the disability to the institution as required by DS, and needs accommodation(s) 

If you need assistance, have questions, or concerns, please contact:

Disability Services, Student Engagement
8100 Hwy 71 South 
Alexandria, LA 71302 
Phone: 318.473.6532 
Fax: 318.473.6580 
Email: studentservices@lsua.edu 
Office Hours: Monday — Friday (8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.) 
Student Center West Wing, Room 209A


A copy of the Services for Students with Disabilities Handbook is available at the link below:

The university Policy for Persons with Disabilities (PS 230) is available on the University's Policy Statements webpage.

Assistance is also available to students who experience a temporary disability or who have other functional limitations resulting from chronic or intermittent health problems such as arthritis, diabetes, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis. All disabilities must be documented by an appropriate agency or professional. Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) are not appropriate documentation. An evaluation is needed, and must be current (within the last 3 years). 

Division of Student Engagement

Disability Services

Hours of Operation
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

If you need assistance, have questions, or concerns, please contact: 

Disability Services Coordinator
8100 Hwy 71 South 
Alexandria, LA 71302 
 318.473.6532 
 318.473.6580
 disabilityservices@lsua.edu

Location: Student Center West Wing, Room 206 (above LSUA Bookstore)

Confidentiality

LSUA will request information about an individual’s disability as is necessary for those staff making an accommodation decision to determine whether the student is in fact disabled and the need for and the manner in which the disability may reasonably be accommodated.

Disability-related documentation is defined as any documentation provided to substantiate the student’s disability status and need for accommodation(s) (e.g., psychological, psycho educational, neuropsychological, or medical evaluations; letters or other information from physicians; or medical records). Disability-related documentation is treated as medical documentation, is kept confidential, and is not to be released to anyone outside the accommodation process or the direct chain of command.

Students with disabilities have a right to review their file, which can be arranged by scheduling an appointment with the Disability Services Coordinator. DS will retain a copy of all information within a student's file for five (5) years. After the student has been inactive, the file may not be maintained. When a student with a disability requests accommodations, he or she understands that some disability-related information may be provided on a need-to-know basis to University personnel to help ensure that the student will receive appropriate accommodations. In most instances, University personnel need to know only what accommodations the student must be provided and that the student has been through the disability documentation review process at LSUA.