The following resources are available to students to request classroom, technology and housing accommodations as well as other valuable campus resources.         

Requesting an Accommodation

Students are encouraged to register with the Office of Disability Services (ODS) prior to or as early in the semester as possible. This link provides forms and instructions for registering and requesting services.

Getting started with ODS


Office of Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services assists the university in creating an accessible community where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in their educational experience at JMU. ODS offers students an array of services that include the Accessible Media & Technology Program, accessible technology labs, screening and referral services, exam and notetaking accommodations. Learn more about all that ODS has to offer.

Office of Disability Services


Housing Accommodation Requests

In an effort to effectively respond to student requests for housing modifications or accommodations, the university has created the Special Housing Request Committee.  More information and an application form is available here.

Housing Accommodation Requests


Disability Studies Minor

JMU offers a minor in disability studies that engages students in an examination of the many ways disability is defined and constructed.

Disability Studies Brochure


Dean of Students Office

The Office of the Dean of Students supports student learning and interpersonal growth that creates engaged and enlightened citizens. The office responds to the informational and personal concerns of students, parents, faculty and staff. More

Counseling Center

The Center is staffed by a psychiatrist, psychologists, counselors, social works and graduate students, and the services rendered to students are free, voluntary, and confidential. The Center's staff is dedicated to assisting students in their pursuit of personal and academic growth, to helping students gain a better understanding and appreciation of themselves, and to supporting students as they make important decisions about their lives. More

Learning Strategies Instruction (LSI)

Learning Strategies Instruction (LSI) enhances the educational outcomes of students through explicit training in various learning strategies which are based on personal strengths and weaknesses, specific course demands, and modified according to academic progress or changing needs… More

Interprofessional Services for Learning Assessment (ISLA)

ISLA offers a variety of services to help you meet your educational goals. Our interprofessional team will work closely with you to build on strengths, identify areas of need, and design positive ways to promote your academic success. More

Learning Centers

Based in the Student Success Center, the four centers offer assistance with WritingScience and MathCommunication, and support for English Language LearnersPeer Assisted Study Sessions are also offered. More

Madison Advising Peers

Madison Advising Peers (MAP) are JMU students who care about their fellow students and are committed to helping you achieve your college goals. They work in conjunction with faculty advisors by providing supplemental academic advising information and assist other JMU undergraduate students who may have general advising questions, but don't know where to go.  A MAP can be a supportive and friendly resource for students who feel overwhelmed and confused. More

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