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Resources for Students

JMU Office of Disability Services (ODS)

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. More

JMU Accessible Media & Technology Program

The Accessible Media & Technology Program strives to remove barriers to learning by working with students and faculty to procure, convert, and create course materials in formats that are accessible to individual learners. More


JMU Accessible Technology Labs

The Accessible Technology Labs (ATL) are adaptive labs geared toward providing equal access to electronic information for faculty, staff, and students with documented disabilities… More


JMU Screening and Referral

A screening is a one and a half hour interview looking at a broad range of historical, academic, study habits / skills, academic frustrations and emotional components. The screening will not yield a diagnosis, rather, it assists in the decision making process for recommending the next step in the process, the Triage Committee… More


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


Note Taking Accommodation

Note Taking is an accommodation that may be considered reasonable for a student with a disability based on individual limitation. To be considered, students should complete the Office of Disability Services (ODS) Application and Release of Information forms and submit these documents in conjunction with applicable paperwork substantiating their disability… More


Special Housing Requests

In an effort to effectively respond to student requests for special housing modifications or accommodations, the University has created the Special Housing Request Committee. The committee is made up of a group of JMU professionals representing Disability Services, the University Health Center, and the Office of Residence Life… 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 Writing, Science and Math, Communication, and support for English Language Learners. Peer 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