Accommodation and Disability Services

To ensure the intellectual richness of research and education, the University of Chicago seeks to provide an environment conducive to learning, teaching, working, and conducting research that values the diversity of its community. The University strives to be supportive of the academic, personal and work-related needs of each individual and is committed to facilitating the full participation of students with a disability in the life of the University.

Student Disability Services works to provide resources, support and accommodations for all students with disabilities and works to remove physical and attitudinal barriers, which may prevent their full participation in the University community.

Emergency Evacuation Plan

The University strongly encourages individuals who may need assistance during an emergency to identify themselves to the University in order to collaborate on development of a Personal Emergency Plan and sign up for cAlert system, the University’s electronic emergency mass notification system. Students may also download the UChicago Safe Mobile Safety App to quickly access safety information. Please visit the Safety and Security website for more complete, in-depth information.

Assisted Listening Devices at the Gleacher Center and the NBC Tower

The Gleacher Center has a number of Assisted Listening Devices that are available to guests who come to attend a lecture. These are available on a first come first serve basis. They may be checked out from the Graham School's Gleacher Center's Office. If you are a Graham School students who wishes to use such a device for class or other academic related activities, contact Dr. Gregory A. Moorehead, director, Student Disability Services at 773.702.7776 or We suggest that you read about requesting reasonable accommodations published on the University's disability services website.

Disability Accommodations

  • Visit Disability Services for more information on how the University can accommodate your specific needs and requests
  • Accommodations are also provided for students who are injured but not permanently disabled. Visit Injured Student Resources for guidelines