Resources

Academic Advising

Tutoring Services

Temporary Injury Resources

Temporary impairments include medical conditions that temporarily interfere with a student’s ability to fully participate in academic activities (e.g., the ability to attend class, take notes, write papers, or complete exams independently).

Temporary impairments are not typically classified as disabilities unless their severity results in a substantial limitation of one or more major life activities. This is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Although the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not obligate an institution to provide services to individuals with temporary impairments, Binghamton University recognizes the challenges a temporary impairment can create. Due to the fact that temporary impairments can occur at any point before or during the semester, the timing can significantly influence the option a student has for continuing in a particular class or remaining enrolled for the semester. Timely and honest communication with faculty and relevant campus personnel, such as the Dean of Students, about the nature and duration of the impairment and requested academic assistance can often result in satisfactory solutions to the short term problems caused by the injury or condition.

What is the first step when a temporary condition is affecting University life?

Students should first contact their instructors. Informing them of the nature of the condition or impairment is the first step. Instructors may legitimately request medical documentation for verification of a temporary condition. Students typically do not have to go through SSD to obtain temporary accommodations such as obtaining notes or obtaining a scribe if needed. Students should discuss this with their instructors who has the discretion of when and how to accommodate your situation.

It is recommended that you consult with your academic advisor also to determine if it is possible to withdraw from a course or if you are eligible to request an incomplete.

Note-Taking

If your temporary condition prohibits you from taking notes, ask your instructor or teaching assistant if the course notes already exist and whether they would be willing to give you a copy or let you make a copy.

Find a fellow classmate who would be willing to let you copy their notes.

Talk with the instructor about allowing you the option of recording the course.

Writing Assignments

Both IOS and Windows have built-in speech to text capabilities. SSD can assist in training students on how to use this technology.

Speak with your instructors about extra time to complete papers

Taking Exams

Work with you instructor to make informal accommodations (e.g., using a computer, using speech to text to respond to short answer and essay questions, having someone in the department scribe the exam)

Absences from Class

Talk with your instructors about alternative ways to meet course requirements. Attendance may be mandatory for foreign language classes, labs and other participatory classes where replicating the classroom experience outside of class may be impossible. You may have no option but to retake these classes another semester. Other classes may provide more flexibility.

Parking and Transportation options

The following suggestions will help you use the transportation options listed below as effectively as possible:

  • Re-arrange your schedule if it's early in the semester and other classes options are still available
  • Ask faculty if you can informally attend another section of the class during your recovery.
  • Talk with faculty about leaving class early so that you can make it to your next class on time.
  • Consider reducing your course load.
  • Off Campus College Transport provides a fully accessible fixed-route bus service both on and off campus. OCC Transport Website link 

Voter Registration Information

Binghamton University’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) encourages all students to register to vote in local, state and national elections. SSD is an approved National Voter Registration Act location and can provide you with NYS voter registration forms and assistance in completing and submitting them. Please feel free to contact the SSD for assistance.

Campus Resources 

Counseling and Support Services

The Counseling Center- Individual and group counseling is available. Binghamton University Counseling Center Website link

The Psychological Clinic

Offers psychotherapy and behavior therapy and assessment services. The Psychological Clinic Website link

Binghamton Anxiety Clinic (BAC)

Clinic devoted to treatment, research, and training in regards to anxiety.Binghamton Anxiety Clinic website link

Student Support Services (SSS) TRIO Programs-

Services for first-generation students, income-eligible students. SSS Website link

Tutoring Services

Academic Advising

Harpur Academic Advising - Harpur Advising link
Watson Academic Advising - Watson Advising link
Decker Nursing School Advising- Decker Advising link
School of Management Advising - School of Management link
CCPA Human Development Advising- CCPA Advising link

Resources

Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development- The CCPD offers a range of career coaching  resources including walk-in hours and workshops  Fleishman Center Website link

Student Transition and Success- Staff help students problem-solve academic concerns. Student Transition and Success link

Decker Student Health Services Center- Provides currently registered Binghamton University students and affiliated entities with primary care of acute illness and injury, health education, women’s health services (including birth control), travel medicine, immunizations, HIV testing, psychiatric consultation, and laboratory services.
Decker Health Services website link

LGBTQ Center- The Center provides an array of resources, educational opportunities and social justice initiatives designed to foster a campus environment that is inclusive and supportive of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.
LGBTQ Center website link

Computer Help Desk
Computer Help Desk link

Transfer Student Initiatives and Services- Information on mentors and events to connect with other transfer students can be found at their website. Transfer Students information link

Dean of Students Office- The Dean of Students office can offer advice and referral information related to illness, death in the family, financial difficulties, academic trouble, and other personal emergencies. Dean of Students website link

University Ombudsman- If you need help resolving a conflict, the neutral Ombudsman can offer confidential assistance. http://www2.binghamton.edu/ombudsman/

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Off campus links

  • NYS Education Department Adult and Continuing Education Services (ACCES-VR)

  • NYS Commission for the Blind (NYSCB)
    Link to NYSCB