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One University Plaza
Springfield , Illinois 62703-5407

Disability Resource Office

Office of Disability Services
One University Plaza, HRB 80
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
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About University of Illinois at Springfield

The University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) is a prominent public university located in Springfield, Illinois. Known for its commitment to providing quality education and fostering a vibrant academic community, UIS offers a diverse range of programs and opportunities for students to excel in their chosen fields. With a 4-year accessibility score of 1, UIS ensures that higher education is accessible to a wide range of students, regardless of their background or circumstances.

As the capital city of Illinois, Springfield serves as an ideal location for a university like UIS. Rich in history and culture, the city provides students with a wealth of resources and opportunities beyond the classroom. From its iconic landmarks like the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to its vibrant arts scene, there is no shortage of experiences to enrich students’ education and enhance their personal growth.

At the core of UIS’s mission is a dedication to personalized education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, students can expect individual attention and guidance from knowledgeable and distinguished faculty members. This intimate learning environment allows for meaningful interactions and encourages collaborative learning among students.

UIS offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines. Students can choose from over 30 majors, including programs in business, computer science, education, liberal arts, public affairs, and health sciences. The university also provides online learning options for those who prefer a flexible study schedule or are unable to attend on-campus classes.

In addition to academic excellence, UIS prides itself on its commitment to community engagement and service. With a strong focus on public affairs, students are encouraged to actively participate in civic activities, contribute to community development, and engage in meaningful dialogue on important social issues. The university’s Public Affairs Center serves as a hub for public engagement and hosts various events, lectures, and conferences that aim to foster community involvement and promote positive change.

The campus itself is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and resources to support student success. The library offers a vast collection of academic materials, including both print and digital resources, while the campus center provides access to recreational facilities, dining options, and various student organizations and clubs. Additionally, UIS boasts modern classrooms, laboratories, and research centers that offer hands-on learning experiences to enhance students’ understanding and practical skills.

For students seeking support and guidance throughout their academic journey, UIS provides a range of student services. From academic advising and career development programs to counseling and wellness resources, the university prioritizes student well-being and success.

Overall, the University of Illinois at Springfield stands as a beacon of higher education in Springfield, Illinois. With its dedication to academic excellence, accessibility, and community engagement, UIS offers students a unique and enriching college experience. Whether students aspire to pursue their passion in a specific field or engage in meaningful public affairs, UIS provides the foundation necessary for their personal and professional growth.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations