Temporary Impairments

Tusculum University recognizes that individuals with temporarily impairments due to injuries, surgery or short-term medical conditions (e.g. broken limbs, hand injuries, mobility limitations during recovery from surgery) may benefit from temporary campus assistance, support services and resources.

Request Temporary Assistance

To request temporary assistance from Tusculum University, students must submit a completed temporary assistance request form (TemporaryAssistance_Revised Request for Services together with supporting medical documentation (written by a qualified medical professional on official letterhead and indicating the medical condition, expected duration of the limitation, and any recommendations for types of assistance needed). Prescriptions will not suffice for this purpose.

The Temporary Assistance form and supporting documentation may be emailed or submitted in person. Please see the Contact Us page for contact information.

Duration. Temporary assistance will set to expire based on the expected duration of the limitation documented by the qualified medical professional. Counseling and ADA Services may request additional documentation to verify the need for continued services after the estimated duration of the condition has expired.

Appointments. Counseling and ADA Services will schedule an intake appointment with students who request Temporary Assistance once all required documentation has been received. Students are generally contacted to schedule intake appointments within five business days of submitting all required documentation. The meeting will include a discussion of students’ temporary assistance needs and available support services and resources.

Possible Assistance. Example of temporary assistance that may be available:

  • Information on accessible routes and elevator access on campus
  • Temporary Parking
  • Potential classroom and testing assistances
  • A scribe for exams
  • Notetaking assistance
  • Audio recorder for lectures
  • Extended testing time
  • Computer for essay exams

University Housing (on-campus student housing)

University Housing residents who have housing needs due to a temporary impairment should complete the Temporary Assistance Form and submit appropriate documentation. Requests to modify room assignments are subject to space availability.

Examples of assistance not available from Tusculum University:

  • Personal assistance such as on-campus transportation of person or belongings.
  • Personal devices such as wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility devices.


Implementation of Temporary Assistance

If approved, the student and the identified university faculty or staff will receive an official notice via email from Counseling and ADA Services. The email will indicate the approved assistance along with a clearly identifiable expiration date. The university faculty or staff should provide the temporary assistance outlined on the letter through the posted date. Students who ask for assistance beyond the date stamped on the letter should be instructed to return to Counseling and ADA Services.