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Transitory/Minor Medical Conditions

Transitory/minor medical conditions are not considered disabilities. Examples of transitory/minor medical conditions include, but are not limited to, minor/outpatient surgery, injury, broken limbs, severe illness, and pregnancy. If a student is unsure whether his/her condition is transitory/minor, the student should contact Student Disability Services (SDS) for assistance. In situations where a student experiences a transitory/minor medical condition that impacts his/her ability to attend classes, access classes or perform tasks within the classroom, the student may be eligible for support through their classroom instructor for a limited period of time. Such students should refer to the Handbook of Operating Procedures 5.09 (HOP 5.09) on Class Attendance for guidance.

If a student has a medical condition that does not correspond with the above noted definition of “transitory/minor medical condition” or if the student believes he/she needs additional accommodations beyond those provided for in HOP 5.09, the student should refer to SDS’s registration and accommodation procedures and SDS’s documentation guidelines, which outline the procedures and documentation needed to register for disability services and request disability accommodations.


Title IX is a federal law which requires schools that receive federal funds to provide reasonable accommodations to students who are pregnant or have pregnancy related conditions. This includes pregnancy, pre-natal doctor appointments, childbirth, false pregnancy, miscarriage, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions. Please contact the EOS/Title IX Office for further information.