Student Accessibility & Accommodation Services
Is Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services for you?
Do you have an ongoing medical condition or disability that impacts your access to learning or activities on campus?
Did you receive academic or other related accommodations at another educational institution?
SAAS offers registered BU students living with disabilities the necessary accommodations, advocacy and programming designed to improve access to post-secondary education.
Bishop’s University provides reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in a supportive, accessible, non-discriminatory, and equitable learning environment respecting the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.
How to Access Services
New students: When to contact the Student Accessibility & Accommodation Services
Bishop’s encourages applications from students with disabilities.
New students are encouraged to identify themselves at the time of their acceptance by contacting Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services (SAAS) as soon as they receive the offer of acceptance.
In the event that questions arise during the application process pertaining to the University’s ability to reasonably accommodate, the applicant is encouraged to contact the Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services office for assistance.
Registering for services – New and Returning Students
Step 1 – New and returning students are required to complete the SAAS Registration form:
All students need to register with SAAS each semester via the online registration form.
If you are a new student, we will need to open your file. For this we require the following information:
- A copy of a recent psychoeducational, neuropsychological assessment or diagnostic report (completed within the last 5 years) which includes recommended accommodations.
- Any previous Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan from another academic institution.
- Any pertinent letters from previous institutions.
- You will also need a Disability Verification Form (PDF), completed by a medical or registered professional.
Please send your documentation to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also mail documentation to:
Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services
2600 rue College
If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact us at email@example.com.
Step 2 – New and Returning Students – Make an appointment
For returning students, you need to contact your Coordinator in order to update your accommodation plan at the beginning of each academic year. Failure to do so may lead to delays in receiving your accommodations.
For new students, you will need to make an appointment with a Coordinator in order to open your file and create an accommodation plan. To make an appointment, please contact:
For the 2020-2021 academic year, virtual appointments are available for all students.
Ms. Francine Hamel
Student Support Services Coordinator
Office: DON 261
Step 3 – Keep SAAS updated on your situation!
If there are any changes in your situation or you feel that your accommodations are not working, it is important to let us know ASAP so that we can ensure timely implementation of the changes.