Printer-friendly version

Services & Eligibility


All accommodations are determined on an individual basis and can include the following:

  • Note takers
  • Text readers/e-text
  • Classroom relocation
  • Alternative testing arrangements- extended time and/or distraction-reduced environment, exam readers/scribes, word processor with spell check
  • Loan of some equipment
  • Enlarged materials
  • Additional services can include mobility orientation, special registration, academic advising and other.

Accommodative Services makes every effort to ensure access to academic accommodations. The office will assist students requesting non-academicauxiliary aids or services in locating the appropriate campus offices/resources to address the request. Personal care needs are the responsibility of the student.


  • Students must provide written documentation demonstrating the disability and the need for accommodation to the OAS.
  • Documentation must be from an appropriate authority with competence in the area of disability.


Students with a disability who consider themselves victims of discrimination and have been unable to arrive at a mutually acceptable resolution through the Accommodative Services Office may file a grievance with the Affirmative Action Office. The Affirmative Action Officer shall receive any complaint of alleged discrimination, shall assist the complainant in defining the charge and shall provide the complainant with information regarding the options for filing internal complaints or external complaints through the federal Office of Civil Rights and/or the New York State Division of Human Rights. Students should contact:

Stacey L. Basford
Title IX Coordinator/Affirmative Action Officer/Ethics Co-Officer/Compliance Training Coordinator
SUNY Potsdam
Van Housen Extension, Room 392
44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 267-2516