Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services

Hawkeye is committed to helping all students be successful. We will make every effort to assure that qualified students with disabilities have equal access to education and services.

Eligibility for services is based on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. These regulations apply to students who have disabilities that substantially impair their ability to participate in college programs without accommodations.

To determine if a student is eligible for disability services, documentation including medical and / or psychological reports and other records are examined for evidence indicating whether or not a student is disabled as defined by federal statutes.

  1. To apply for accommodations:
    1. Complete a Student Reasonable Accommodation Request and Release form [pdf].

    2. Provide documentation of your disability.

    3. Mail all documents to the Special Needs Coordinator in the Student Services office.

  2. The Special Needs Coordinator will contact you to schedule an intake appointment to discuss your disability and accommodations you will need while a student at Hawkeye.

  3. The Special Needs Coordinator will review the information collected in steps 1 and 2 to determine what accommodations you will need to help you be successful at Hawkeye.

  4. We will notify you in person or with an email to your Hawkeye email address of the accommodations you are eligible to receive.

  5. Stop by the Student Services office to pick up copies of your accommodations letter at the beginning of the semester.

  6. Share your accommodations letters with your instructor(s) during the first two weeks of the semester. It is important for you to talk with your instructor(s) about your learning needs early in the semester during their office hours. It is your responsibility to keep instructors informed of your needs. Learn how to talk to your instructors.


Student Disability Services

Hawkeye Center 208
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Special Needs Coordinator

Melissa Klein
319-296-2329 ext.1087
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Mon–Fri 8:00am–4:30pm

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