Temporary Medical Conditions

Students are responsible for notifying the college of the need for assistance due to a temporary medical condition, such as an injury or significant illness. Given the demands of the block plan, it is important for students to do this in a timely manner to allow sufficient time for the college to respond.

Accessibility Resources can assist in evaluating student needs, connecting students with resources, and making arrangements for temporary accommodations. Following are examples of some of the accommodations provided when appropriate for each student's situation:

  • Inability to write with dominant hand due to a physical injury: use of voice recognition software, copies of notes from another student in class
  • Difficulty writing with dominant hand due to a physical injury but can type: use of a computer for exams
  • Difficulty reading print materials due to a concussion: audio formats of books, when available; text-to-speech software
  • Difficulty with focus and concentration due to a concussion or side effects from medication: extended time for exams, distraction-reduced exam setting

 Other offices on campus can also assist students with temporary medical situations.

  • Advising Hub
    • Academic concerns, leave of absence
  • Campus Safety 719-389-6707 (Non-Emergency)
    • On-campus transportation, when available, for students with temporary medical conditions that impact their ability to get to locations on campus independently (Please note: Students who need a ride on a regular basis are encouraged to call Campus Safety ahead of time to alert them of this need.)
  • Counseling Center
    • Assistance in managing the psychological impacts of temporary conditions, including concussions
  • Dean of the College
    • Academic concerns
  • Center for Global Education & Field Study
    • Assistance when participating in an off-campus or abroad program
  • Housing & Residential Experience
    • Accessibility concerns in campus housing (Please note: The ability to accommodate requests for accessible housing is guided by space availability and student needs.)
  • Parking
    • Parking permits, accessible campus parking
  • Registrar's Office
    • Adjustment of course schedules, requests for a change in grade track or an excused grade
  • Student Health Center
    • Urgent and preventative care; referrals to local physicians; medical liaison services with home and outside physicians; medication management; referral to off-campus services that provide medical equipment, including crutches and wheelchairs; communication with faculty regarding a student's temporary condition and needs, per HIPAA guidelines
  • Wellness Resource Center
    • Assistance in connecting with resources and identifying healthy living strategies
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