Initial Registration/Request for Services

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Admitted students with disabilities who would like to apply for reasonable accommodations and services at Lehigh University, should do the following:

  1. Register with Disability Support Services by completing the Disability Support Services Registration form. Please note that this form allows you to upload documentation with your initial registration if you would like.  

  2. Submit a copy of current disability documentation from physician, clinician, or diagnostician. Documentation guidelines can be found on the Disability Support Services website at:  It is important that documentation include not only a diagnosis but also information about functional limitations and rationale for suggested recommendations.  Documentation may be submitted confidentially by any of the following methods: 

  • Submit via upload to the Disability Support Services Registration form during initial registration

  • Submit via email:

  • Submit via fax: (610) 758-1252

  • Submit in person: Williams Hall, Suite 301

  • Submit via mail: Disability Support Services, Williams Hall, Suite 301, 31 Williams Drive, Bethlehem PA, 18015-3126   

Once DSS receives the documentation, your file will be added to the queue for review.  Please note that all requests are reviewed in the order in which they are received.  DSS engages in an interactive process and reviews requests for reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case and class-by-class basis, so after the initial documentation evaluation is complete, DSS will reach out to schedule an appointment to discuss next steps.

Initial appointments may be held in person, via phone, or via Zoom, a web-based video conferencing tool.  At your appointment, you can expect to discuss how your disability impacts you, accommodations and services you have used in the past, reasonable accommodations for based upon your disability-related functional limitations, and more. The staff member will also suggest support services that you might find beneficial.