Student Accessibility Services
Welcome to Student Accessibility Services (SAS) at Trent University - we're glad that you're here!
Students with disabilities who require academic accommodation support must first obtain documentation, complete the Pre-Intake Questionnaire, and then meet with an Accessibility Advisor in order to develop an accommodation plan. The intake session with your Advisor will take one hour.
If you will be new to Trent this fall, be sure to register with SAS before July 31st to ensure that your accommodations are in place for the September start.
Be sure to check out our 'How to Register with SAS' page for what is needed to formally register with our office.
Accommodating COVID-19: In-Person Learning
As a temporary measure, summer students who have a diagnosed medical condition of a severe nature which renders them immunocompromised, or who are taking medications resulting in immunosuppression, placing them at greater risk for a more serious COVID-19 reaction, can register at Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to review accommodation needs. Eligibility for COVID-19 accommodation is subject to medical documentation from the student’s treating physician, attesting to their condition with a recommendation not to participate for in-person learning, where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Covid-19 accommodation will not be available for in-person learning beginning in September, 2022.
The following is a list of conditions that commonly result in being immunocompromised:
- a transplant recipient (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)
- receiving stable, active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for a malignant hematologic disorder or solid tumour
- in receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell
- an individual with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (for example, DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
- undergoing active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22),
- high-dose systemic corticosteroids,
- alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumour-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors
- and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive or are taking specific immunosuppressant medications (PDF)
- receiving dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis)
Summer office hours
Summer office hours are from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, and 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Mondays through Fridays.
We're happy to answer questions, receive documentation and schedule appointments with your current or new Accessibility Advisor. We remain committed to supporting your academic success. Accessibility Advisors are available to connect via email, phone and video conference throughout the summer term.
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through the nuances of this academic year. Your health and well-being, and the integrity of your academic year, are our top priorities. You can keep apprised of the University’s plans by checking the University's COVID-19 website.
Please feel free to reach out for assistance by phoning 705-748-1281 in Peterborough, or 905-435-5100 in Durham. You can email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach out directly to your Advisor by using the contact information from our staff directory.