Jesse Potter, M.Ed, LPC, LCDC
Coordinator of Counseling Services
Disability Services Coordinator
President Resident Hall South
Office: (325) 793-4881
Fax: (325) 793-4879
1 McMurry University, #716
Abilene, TX 79697
Disability Services provides support to enable students with permanent or temporary disabilities to participate in the full range of university experiences. Qualified students with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, not be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of any university services, programs, or activities or be subjected to discrimination of any kind.
Information regarding a student's disability, for which special accommodations must be made, is not part of public information and will be treated as confidential. Disability Student Services will not divulge specific information about a student's disability. Every effort will be made to preserve the privacy of the student who needs special accommodations. Students with disabilities should be treated with the same dignity and courtesy afforded all other students in the classroom. Confidentiality requirements are dictated by federal and state law. Questions regarding confidentiality may be directed to Disability Student Services.
The purpose of Disability Services is to enable students with disabilities to participate in the full range of college experiences; to promote an environment that is barrier-free; and to actively address and promote disability awareness within the campus community through 1) programs and services designed to meet the academic and professional needs of the individuals with disabilities, and 2) coordination of initiates that lead to the continued development and enrichment of a diverse campus environment.
To be eligible for services, the student with a disability must provide Disability Student Services with appropriate documentation that describes the nature and extent of the disability prior to or at the beginning of the semester.
The current documentation (usually within the last 3 years) must be from a qualified professional such as a psychologist, physician, or educational diagnostician. This documentation should include the specific type of disability, the degree of severity and limitations, and the types of accommodation that can help the student to improve his/her classroom success.
PLEASE NOTE: You will be REQUIRED to do this at the beginning of every semester in order to receive accommodations.
Students are encouraged to apply for Disability Services 30 days prior to the initial semester of enrollment to
adequate time for the coordination of reasonable accommodations. For your benefit, please maintain a copy of all
documentation submitted to the Disability Student Services department.
All documentation submitted will be kept confidential, except where permitted or required by law, and will be used
solely for determining reasonable accommodations for the student. Securing appropriate documentation is the
sole responsibility of the student. Documentation criteria at McMurry University are consistent with the 1997 guidelines
of the Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD).
Please email the Disability Services Coordinator, Jesse Potter, if you are aware of additional links that would be helpful to the students at McMurry University.