- "We do nothing about you, without you" - Any
action regarding access to services, seeking special assistance or
providing reasonable accommodation must be initiated by you.
- "We speak with you, not about you" - All communication in any matter related to you flows through you.
- "No one speaks for you, or acts for you but you" - We look to you to express your needs, provide us with information that will help us assist you, and keep in contact with us.
Federal Law requires this. University policies require this. But most importantly, our desire to provide you with the best service in this time of transition requires this.
Such a philosophy marks a major change for all students leaving high
school and entering college. Those who assist you, support you, and care
for you will also be making significant adjustments. The time for
dependence is coming to a close.
Appropriate parental involvement must take place within the
boundaries set by law, by good sense and by keeping the long term best
interest of the emerging young adult in mind. Such involvement as it
relates to University life most often involves advising and encouraging
the college life from the sidelines. Only the most extreme
circumstances, such as those that seriously threaten the health of the
student, allow for direct parental involvement.
You have already taken an enormous step into the world of
self-reliance and responsibility. You have applied to and been accepted
by CMU. What is your next step?
Services and support are available on campus for students who have a
documented disability which significantly affects major life
functions. You should consider applying for registration with Student
Disability Services if:
- You have a documented disability that significantly affects major life functions
- You had an IEP in high school
- You are a client of Vocational Rehabilitation, Commission for the Blind, or other related agency
- You were registered with Disability Services at another college
CMU has many services for students, offered by various offices.
Although decisions regarding disability specific accommodations are made
on a case by case basis, view the Accommodations Link for information
on services most often provided, in general, for each type of