Services for Students with Disabilities 

Disabilities Services Office

Location The Learning and Counseling Center
Clare Hall – first floor, east end
Hours of Operation Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phone 317.955.6150
Director Marj Batic, MS, LMHC
E-mail: mbatic@marian.edu
Administrative Assistant Kimberly Penelton
E-mail: kpenelton@marian.edu

Mission Statement

Marian University recognizes individuals with disabilities as an integral part of a diverse college community and is committed to the provision of comprehensive resources to the faculty, staff, and students of the University in order to create equitable, inclusive, and practical learning environments.

Eligibility for Services

According to the criteria stated in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Marian University policy, it is required that students give proof of a disabling condition by providing professional evaluations. Students requesting services must provide documentation of the disabling condition prior to initiation of services. The Director of Academic Support Services will review the documentation and determine eligibility for accommodative services. If the student is eligible for accommodations, the Director of Academic Support Services and the student will meet to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations based on the data provided in the documentation.

Request services by completing the Disclosure Form and submit to Marj Batic, MS – Director of Academic Support Services in the Learning and Counseling Center in Clare Hall.


Most accommodations a student has had in high school or at previous institutions can be implemented at Marian University. All accommodations must be specifically recommended within the documentation provided. Accommodations must be “reasonable and appropriate” as per the ADA and Marian University policy.

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Extended testing time (50 to 100 percent extra time).
  • Reduced distraction environment for testing.
  • Readers for exams/transcription of orally presented test answers
  • Enlarged text.
  • Use of computers for essay exams
  • Use of recording devices.
  • Preferential seating.
  • Assistance with accessing recorded books.
  • Assistive technology.
  • Sign language interpreters.
  • Accessible classrooms.
  • Note-takers; instructors’ notes.

For additional information on students in higher education one can review the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) web site.

Required Documentation for Students with Disabilities:
Documentation Requirements
Disclosure Form

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