Students must provide documentation to the Student Access Center that clearly supports the need for note-taking accommodations. Note-takers are solicited in class on a volunteer basis. If a student is dissatisfied with notes for any reason, a new note-taker will be found. If the student receiving notes withdraws from class, he/she must inform the note-taker and the SAC in writing within 24 hours. If the student terminates the note-taker, he/she must submit a reason for termination in writing to the SAC.

Note: Students must attend class to obtain notes.

Procedures for students, staff and faculty:


  • Meet with SAC staff to request accommodations. 
  • Review note-taking procedures with SAC staff and pick a note-taking packet for each class. 
  • Meet with instructor to discuss accommodations in a timely manner. 
  • Ask the instructor for assistance in selection of the most qualified note-taker from the students who volunteer. Select a primary note-taker. 
  • If no one volunteers, contact SAC immediately. 
  • Inquire whether instructor has adequate notes that can be shared. 
  • Attend class. 

Faculty/Instructor Responsibilities

  • Discuss note-taking accommodation request with student. 
  • If necessary, clarify procedures with the SAC. 
  • Read the in-class announcement requesting a volunteer note-taker. 
  • When asked, review the quality and content of notes and recommend the most qualified note-taker. 

Primary Note-taker Responsibilities 

  • Provide clear and concise notes for the student. 
  • Supply copies of notes when requested by the student or instructor. 
  • Notify the student and SAC immediately if dropping the course so that another note-taker can be identified.
  • Pick up a letter of commendation for serving as a note-taker at the end of the course.

Access Online

Use Access Online. See our quick-start guide to request accommodations. View our step-by-step guide 


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