RRU can offer these accommodations to students who require assistance in completing their program:
Short Term Medical Accommodation
Academic and/or on-campus physical accommodation for conditions that are not considered permanent. Examples of conditions are: broken limb, undergoing or recovering from surgery, and unexpected personal crisis. For permanent conditions, please choose one of the Physical Medical Accommodation or Psychological/Neurological Medical Accommodation forms below.
Physical Medical Documentation
This form must be completed by a qualified medical professional
Completing this form will be helpful in determining the student's eligibility for publicly funded programs and to plan appropriate accommodations based on student's physical limitations. Examples of conditions are: limited vision, blind, hard of hearing, deaf, limited mobility, and chronic health which may impact learning in classroom.
Psychological/Neurological Medical Documentation
This form must be completed by qualified medical professional
Completing this form will be helpful in determining the student's eligibility for publicly funded programs and to plan appropriate accommodations based on student's psychological condition. Examples of conditions are: learning disorders, ADD/ADHD, and mental health disorders.
Learning Disability Screen – A screening tool for Suspected Learning Disabilities
This is not a diagnostic screening tool; it is used for the purposes of gathering information based on your insights and previous experiences. It may be considered by your disability service provider in determining how to assist you further. This screen is distributed by post-secondary disability service officers who will determine candidates for its completion. Please return the completed inventory to RRU's Accessibility Services office.
Major Project Medical Extension
Medical Extensions for major research projects (thesis, OMP, OLP etc) are three months in length, regardless of medical condition. A Medical Extension waives the extension fee.
The extension fee may be waived no more than two times. The second extension must be for a new presenting medical barrier to completion of the major project. A Medical Leave of Absence is recommended if the student cannot complete their major project within these parameters.
Medical Leave of Absence
Students unable to continue their studies due to a medical condition may be granted a Medical Leave of Absence (MLOA) from the university for a reasonable period of time, subject to the provision of appropriate medical documentation.
Return from Medical Leave of Absence
When a student is ready to return from an MLOA, they must provide documentation from their physician declaring that they are fit to return to study.
Parking and/or Housing Accommodation Request
This form is for students requesting Disabled Parking Pass and/or On-Campus Housing Accommodation due to medical reason(s). Please note submission of this form does not guarantee availability of priority accommodations or parking space until confirmed by the respective departments.
Authorized Withdrawal (AW) from Individual Courses
This form is for students needing to drop one or more classes, but not the whole course load, and can be used at any time during the course. This form must be completed by a qualified medical professional.
Third Party Release of Information
You can authorize RRU's Accessibility Services department to provide information to a third party but completing this form:
If you require further assistance, please contact us:
- E-mail: Accessibility Services
- Ph: 250.391.2600 ext. 4216
- Toll Free: 1.800.788.8028
- Fax: 250.391.2670