DRC Syllabus Statement
(Revised June 2, 2021)
Any student who feels they may need accommodations due to a permanent disability, temporary or permanent medical need, or academic support due to pregnancy is encouraged to contact the UNLV Disability Resource Center (DRC) online at this page or by phone, 702-895-0866. Current DRC students should request their accommodations online each semester and make an appointment to discuss their accommodations with instructors.
To maintain the confidentiality of your request, please do not approach me before or after class to discuss your accommodation needs.
The Faculty Notification Letter
The Faculty Notification Letter (FNL) is a document developed for each student and each class every semester by the DRC. It outlines the accommodations or adjustments that have been identified to support the student’s participation in a course.
The letter is emailed to the instructor by the student’s disability specialist from the DRC. The letter is a formal notice that the student experiences a disability, is registered with the DRC, is formally recognized by UNLV as having a disability, and is protected under the American's with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehab Act of 1973. Please do not accommodate students unless they are presented with an FNL. Each letter will identify a disability specialist at the DRC as the contact person for questions or concerns.
Many students feel vulnerable in disclosing their accommodation needs to faculty. It is important to note that while students must request the FNL, they are not required to disclose the nature of their disability. Do not inquire about the nature of their specific disability.