Disability Services

The University of Tennessee provides reasonable accommodations (academic adjustments and auxiliary aids) to ensure equal access to educational content and university programs for students with disabilities. Students who are approved for accommodations are responsible for requesting accommodation letters be sent to faculty each semester. The Office of Disability Services is located at 206-209 Clement Hall. Contact information: 731.881.7605 or DisabilityServices@utm.edu.

Location & Hours of Operation

Location

ODS Offices are located on the second floor of Clement Hall.

210 Hurt Street

206-209 Clement Hall

UTM Campus

Contact Information

Phone: 731-881-7195
Fax: 731-881-7702
Email: disabilityservices@utm.edu

Office Hours

Office hours are 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday.

ODS Exam Hub

Office hours are 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Disability Services (ODS) is to create an accessible, inclusive, and supportive learning environment that allows for all students to have equal access to a higher education. Through a collaborative effort with faculty, staff, and students, the ODS facilitates academic accommodations, disability advocacy, and serves as an educational resource for the campus community.

The ODS team is committed to serving the UTM community through ensuring equal access, removing disability-related obstacles, supporting civil rights, and increasing education and awareness on behalf of students with disabilities.

Our Goals
  • To provide resources to the University community so that events and opportunities can be made accessible to all students, staff and visitors.
  • To ensure equal access for students with disabilities in compliance with state and federal law. ODS serves undergraduate, graduate and professional students; UTM main campus and Satellite Campus students, on-ground and on-line students; and students in all credit-granting courses and programs of study.
  • To facilitate individualized accommodations for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students with disabilities, and work to remove barriers which may prevent full participation in the University community for any student with a documented disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.
  • To serve as a liaison between students, Vocational Rehabilitation and UT Martin faculty/staff to create a welcoming and accessible environment at our university.
  • To support a campus that is rich in diversity, the Office of Disability Services will work to encourage academic excellence, promote student experience and success, actively promote inclusion and advocacy for the dignity of those with disabilities, and will recognize and promote the value of individual differences.
How We Practice

ODS strives to provide a welcoming and mutually respectful environment for our students, campus partners, our staff and the broader UTM community. To that end, ODS welcomes interactions with all its constituencies in person, or via telephone, email, or virtual platform, that are respectful and that serve to professionally meet the needs of our students and the campus community.

ODS accomplishes our mission and goals by coordinating reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, such as:

  • ADHD/Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Chronic Health Conditions
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mobility Impairments
  • Psychological/Emotional Health
  • Traumatic or Acquired Brain Injury
  • Emotional Support Animals

If you think the Office of Disability Services is right for you, fill out our Student Application and make your first move toward independence.

Here is a direct link to the ODS Student Application: AIM Portal New Student Application Link

Additional Information for prospective Students

Transitioning from a high school to a higher education institution

Core Values

Equity | Access | Diversity | Advocacy | Inclusion

The Office of Disability Services works to support UTM's mission of embracing diversity and inclusion, and we actively work to engage a culture of access throughout the campus.

Please feel to reach out to the manager of Disability Services and Testing Center with any questions or concerns you may have.