Disability Services

Notice about Coronavirus Disease 2019

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Xavier University is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and safety of our students, faculty and staff. It is very important that we practice the promotion of social distancing and relying on the advice of health experts.

While we continue to work remotely, the Office of Disability Services will be staffed by limited personnel. If you need assistance please send an email to disabilityservices@xavier.edu or call (513) 745-3280.  Feel free to leave a message, we will be checking our voicemail and email regularly.

Visit the Xavier Coronavirus website for more information from the Xavier administration.


To request accommodations related to COVID-19 risk factors, please provide documentation from your treating physician to the Office of Disability Services. It is important that the documentation indicates the diagnosis/impairment and that the accommodation is needed due to the high risk associated to COVID-19. If possible, please indicate the accommodation being requested such as a full-time online course schedule.

Once it is received, you will need to schedule an Accommodation Planning Meeting to identify reasonable accommodations.

For additional information on the process, please review our Process for Requesting Accommodations page.




Disability Services offers equal and integrated educational experiences, services, and enrichment opportunities to students with disabilities to allow full access and participation in the Xavier community. This commitment is consistent with legal mandates outlined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendment Act of 1990 amended in 2008, and embodies the University's long-standing mission to ensure the inclusion of all members of its community.

Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM or by appointment. Our offices are located in Conaton Learning Commons (CLC) suite 514. We can be reached by phone during office hours at (513) 745-3280.

Our goals are to:

  • Ensure that all students with disabilities can freely and actively participate in all facets of university life.
  • Provide and coordinate support services to maximize students' educational potential and develop their independence to the fullest extent possible.
  • Strive to increase the level of awareness among all members of the university community so that students with disabilities are able to perform at a level limited only by their abilities, not their disabilities.
  • Identify and engage strategies that effectively offset disability and enhance academic success.