Accessibility Resources

Accessibility Resources at M State

M State is committed to ensuring equal access to our facilities, services and academic programs for students with disabilities. The Office of Accessibility Resources (formerly Disability Services) works in partnership with faculty, staff and students to remove disability-related barriers to education through reasonable accommodations for qualified students. We provide information and resources to support an environment that is accessible and inclusive for all individuals.

Students seeking disability-related accommodations must self-disclose the nature of their disability to the Accessibility Resources office. We serve currently enrolled students (including PSEO and concurrent) who experience barriers in school settings due to the impact of a diagnosis such as:

  • Mental health conditions (anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia)
  • Learning disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, reading, math)
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Blind, vision loss or impairment
  • Deaf, deafness, hearing loss
  • Physical disabilities
  • Brain injuries (TBI, concussion)
  • Severe allergies (food, environmental)
  • Chronic health conditions (diabetes, cancers, autoimmune disorders)
  • Other conditions that lead to disability

Get started with Accessibility Resources

Students who have a disability or believe they may have a disability need to register with the Accessibility Resources Office to initiate accommodations and other supports.

  1. Apply. Complete the Accessibility Resources Application.
  2. Submit documentation. Attach disability-related documentation* to the Accessibility Resources Application or provide an electronic copy of your documentation to the Accessibility Resources Coordinator.
  3. Check your M State email account. Applications and documentation will be reviewed by Accessibility Resources personnel, and you will be contacted via your M State email address regarding next steps.
  4. Meet and complete. Complete an intake application with Accessibility Resources staff to discuss reasonable and appropriate accommodations aimed at providing equal access to your courses, course materials or M State facilities.

*Examples of helpful documentation:

  • Copy of an IEP/504 Plan and most recent high school evaluation report
  • Psychological or neuropsychological evaluation
  • Letter from a qualified professional
  • Medical chart or history
  • M State Accessibility Resources Request for Documentation completed by a qualified professional
  • If you are requesting an ESA to live with you in campus housing on the Fergus Falls campus, please have your provider fill out this form

Please note: Students may be asked to provide additional updated and/or relevant documentation during their time at M State.

Please make sure you fill out an application to request accommodations prior to submitting documentation. Without an application we cannot adequately process your request.

Accommodations are determined on an individual basis through an interactive request process and conversations between the student and Accessibility Resources personnel. Once a student is registered with M State Accessibility Resources, academic accommodation requests need to be made each semester for which an accommodation is needed. Students seeking to appeal the disability accommodations decision of the college, may file a 
Discrimination Reporting 1B.1 form or Student Complaint or Grievance here: Report a Concern.

Accessibility Resources Contact 

Moorhead Campus D111
1900 28th Ave S
Moorhead, MN 56560
Fax: 218.299.6584


M State strives to fully comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, 42 U.S.C. section 12101, which prohibits discrimination in employment and public educational services on the basis of any individual's disability; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d) to ensure the campuses, website and on-line course offerings meet the requirements therein.

M State follows Minnesota State Board Policy 1B.4 Access and Accommodation for Individuals with Disabilities.