Documentation Guidelines

Documentation Guidelines 

Disability is a valued diversity at the University of Maine. SAS collaborates with students and the campus community to provide reasonable accommodations which creates a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse learning environment. One of the first steps in the process of requesting accommodations is to provide documentation from a licensed professional or health provider who is both trained and qualified to evaluate the disability and familiar with the student’s history.

The documentation should be recent enough to reflect the student’s current status. Copies of IEPs and Section 504 plans are informative, but if a diagnosis is not stated and test results are not reported these documents may not be sufficient documentation to support accommodation. Documentation may not be provided by a student’s relative, friend, or family friend. PLEASE do not send copies of the student’s medical records

We recognize that there are some instances in which documentation may vary in a variety of ways, if you are concerned that you cannot provide documentation to our office prior to your initial meeting please reach out to our office staff to discuss your concerns.

Disability Documentation Guidelines- updated 6/2021

 Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedures

The University of Maine at Machias is committed to maintaining a respectful, fair campus environment, free from discrimination, including discriminatory harassment.  The goal of the university is to prevent discrimination from occurring and to provide an effective means of raising and promptly resolving complaints.

Toward that end, the university offers internal complaint procedures to resolve concerns of discrimination or harassment on account of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.  These issues may be raised by faculty, staff, students, or members of the community.

Appeal Process

Students who feel that they been unfairly denied a reasonable accommodation should contact the Director of Equal Opportunity at 207-581-1226 or 711 (Maine Relay) or
5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412,
University of Maine,
Orono, ME  04469-5754