In-Class Announcement

Suggested in-class announcement to make students aware of the Student Disability Resources office should they need assistance with a disability

Arranging suitable adjustments involves a shared responsibility between the classroom instructor and the student.

Students with disabilities are responsible for bringing their individual needs to the attention of the instructor as early as possible in the semester; however, students may be hesitant to make special requests.

It is suggested that, early in the semester, instructors make a general announcement such as the one shown below.

Example announcement language

"Penn State welcomes students with disabilities into the University's educational programs. If anyone in this course has a disability, please contact Student Disability Resources located in room 116 Boucke Building or call 814-863-1807. If you have further questions regarding this announcement, please make an appointment during my office hours."