The office of Student Accessibility Services will be moving out of the University Wellness Center and into a new department over the summer. Due to this transition, the Wellness Center will cease processing accommodation applications for chronic or permanent conditions on May 1st.
Students seeking accommodations for next year or as an incoming new student are welcome to submit their paperwork to our office to be held until the new office of Accessibility has been established. Any application that we receive or any application that is incomplete or pending review after the May 1st date will be provided to the new Director of SAS upon his arrival. Please be aware that your request, then, would be handled over the summer - students should not expect a ruling or response regarding their requests until after mid-June.
The Wellness Center will continue to process requests for temporary accommodations due to emergency issues for Easter 2019 until May 8th.
Thank you and we apologize for any inconveniences. If you have any questions regarding this transition, please feel free to call the Wellness Center at 931-598-1325.
Welcome to Student Accessibility Services
The mission of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is to ensure that students with disabilities are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the programs, services, and activities of The University of the South through the identification and enactment of reasonable modifications to institutional policies and procedures, the provision of auxiliary aids and services, and the establishment of innovative educational services. The University is committed to a culture of inclusivity that embraces students of all means and backgrounds.
SAS seeks to create an environment wherein the nature and degree of access to programs, services, and facilities, and the level of self-determination afforded qualified persons with disabilities are indistinguishable from those which are available to their peers without disabilities. Students with disabilities are afforded access as immediately and unobtrusively as possible at the point of institutional contact and are recognized for their abilities, rather than their disabilities, or stereotypical attributes ascribed to their respective physical or mental impairments.