Temporary conditions such as injuries (including concussions), surgeries, or acute illnesses are generally not regarded as disabilities. This is because the degree of functional limitation and the duration (generally shorter than 6 months) of such impairments are usually not substantial enough to cause a temporary condition to be considered a disability.
The College does, however, recognize that temporary conditions that occur during the school year may adversely affect a student's ability to fully participate in class. In addition, students may become infected by COVID, be COVID long-haulers, and/or experience significant anxiety and/or depression related to COVID or other factors, which may warrant the provision of temporary academic adjustments or other supports. Below are strategies and resources that may be beneficial for someone who is temporarily incapacitated with one of several common conditions.
In addition, student-athletes with temporary medical conditions or injuries are encouraged to contact Lyndsay Ostler, DP2 Academics, for additional support. Moreover, interim measures requested related to routine pregnancy or an active Title IX case should be directed to the Title IX office.