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Student Disability Services

Graceland University is committed to full compliance with the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As part of the implementation of this law, the university will continue to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities so that they can participate fully in the university’s educational programs and activities. Although Graceland is not required by law to change the fundamental nature or essential curricular components of its programs, the university will provide reasonable academic accommodations for qualifying individuals.

Students who qualify for accommodations are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Disability Services before classes start or as early as possible. The office will work with the course instructor and the student to arrange for reasonable accommodations. Students are required at their own expense to provide documentation verifying disability. All information for accommodations can be found here.

Graceland University Writing and Tutoring Support

A college education can be strenuous, and many students need academic assistance. We offer a variety of programs on the Lamoni Campus including writing and tutoring assistance.

Writing Center: The Graceland University Writing Center provides a supportive, welcoming environment where all Graceland students can work together with a trained tutor on improving both their writing and speaking knowledge and skills. The Writing Center assists students in all majors and at any stage of the writing and speaking process to become better, more confident writers and speakers. The Writing Center offers both face-to-face tutoring (for students on the Lamoni campus) and online tutoring (for all Graceland Students). You can get an appointment or see the Writing Center schedule by visiting our My Graceland page at: https://my.graceland.edu/ICS/Student/Writing_Center/ or by emailing the Writing Center at writingcenter@gracleand.edu. Lamoni students are also welcome to come by and have a drop-in appointment. Tutoring locations will be held in a variety of locations on campus that are convenient for students. Additionally, if no tutoring times work in your schedule, please email writingcenter@graceland.edu, and if possible, other tutoring arrangements will be made

Tutoring Support: Lamoni campus students may request tutoring for any class a tutor is available and that is regularly attended by students in the class. These sessions are often in a group setting and offer a supplement to the course including study skills/tips, and important review of course concepts and materials. Tutors are hired and trained by the Director of Writing and Tutoring. These tutoring sessions are held online or in person. If group tutoring does not work in your schedule, or you feel that you may need extra support, please email tutoring@graceland.edu and if possible, other tutoring arrangements will be made.

You can see the tutoring schedule by following this link: https://my.graceland.edu/ICS/Student/Tutoring/. If you need tutoring for a class that does not appear on this schedule, please contact the Director of Writing and Tutoring at tutoring@graceland.edu and if possible, other tutoring will be provided.

The Dr. Charles F. Grabske, Sr. Library and Learning Resource Center – Independence Campus

The Charles F. Grabske, Sr. Library and Learning Resource Center is open 40 hours per week with additional hours available as requested by students. It is staffed by a library assistant.

Grabske’s holdings focus primarily on medicine, science, and allied health, although nursing is its core collection. Grabske holdings include professional journals and periodicals, ready reference titles as well as monographs. Its electronic collection includes over 3,000 electronic journals in the health sciences with UpToDate, CINAHL with full text, the Cochrane Library, Ovid Total Access, Nursing Essentials and Science Direct College Edition. These databases facilitate the research of Graceland’s School of Nursing. Grabske also houses the historical archive of the nursing program.

Grabske Library is a full member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and a participating lender/borrower of Health Sciences Library Network of Kansas City, which is a consortium of 26 area cooperating medical libraries in Missouri and Kansas. Interlibrary loan is available to all students and faculty. Usually, it is free of charge. Most articles are electronically delivered throughout the network. A courier service also serves the entire Kansas City Health Sciences Library network, facilitating timely delivery of all print materials.

Four computers are available to students in the library and learning resource area. A computer lab is across the hall. Six individual study rooms are available for testing and group/individual study.

Public and Agency Libraries – Mid-Continent Public Library serves the metropolitan Kansas City area with 30 branch locations across three counties. The needs of students and faculty for general research are well-served by this large system with access to their extensive collection. Mid-Continent is an award-winning library system and one of the largest in the country.