Disability Services

Faculty Resources

Saint Peter’s Faculty is responsible for providing access to education, which is free from discrimination. That responsibility includes providing students with approved academic accommodations. See the Saint Peter’s anti-harassment, anti-discrimination and anti-bullying policies for more information.

Faculty Responsibilities

  1. Provide an inclusive and safe environment for all students.
  2. At all times, Faculty must comply with the Saint Peter’s University policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation and bullying.
  3. Faculty should include a brief statement in their syllabus that reinforces the university’s commitment to provide accommodations to any student with disabilities an example of the statement could be: Saint Peter’s Faculty is responsible for providing access to education which is free from discrimination.
  4. Refer students to the Center for Academic Success and Engagement or to Dr. Nicole DeCapua Rinck when the student informs you of a disability. Any academic accommodation provided must be granted through the Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE).
  5. Implement in-class or exam accommodations as detailed in the student’s Letter of Accommodations. You may not make alternative arrangements with students; all accommodation requests must be submitted through the Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE).
  6. Contact Dr. Nicole DeCapua Rinck if you have any questions or uncertainties about accommodations.

Process for Implementing Academic Accommodations

  1. Students apply for academic accommodations by submitting the Accommodation Request Form and the appropriate documentation. Once they are approved, they meet with Dr. Nicole DeCapua Rinck to discuss their accommodations and receive their Letter of Accommodations.
  2. Students are then responsible for providing each professor with their Letter of Accommodations.
  3. Faculty is responsible for reviewing the provided Letter of Accommodations. If a student requests a meeting to discuss the approved academic accommodations contained in the student’s Letter of Accommodations, you should make every effort to accommodate the request during your next scheduled office hours.
  4. Faculty is responsible for implementing the accommodations approved in a student’s Letter of Accommodation. Academic accommodations are assessed for each student based on the information presented to the University.
  5. Faculty is expected to cooperate with any requests for materials to facilitate testing in alternative locations.

Academic accommodations are approved based on a student’s individualized needs. For more information please visit our Accommodations and Services page.

Common forms of in-class academic accommodations include:

  • Use of tape recorder in class
  • Copies of the lecture notes or enlarged class materials
  • Preferential classroom seating
  • Post-test review

Common forms of exam accommodations include:

  • Extended time during examinations
  • Reading instructions aloud
  • Providing alternative instructions
  • Use of calculator
  • Alternative location (subject to student application)


Unless otherwise required by law, all information about accommodations or students’ disabilities must be kept confidential. If you receive a request for accommodations, a request for information about accommodations provided, for information about student disabilities, or for any information about a student, from anyone other than the student, you must direct the inquiry to Dr. Nicole DeCapua Rinck.

If you have any more questions or need assistance please contact Dr. Nicole DeCapua Rinck by phone at (201) 761-6038 or by email at accommodations@saintpeters.edu.