The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) is here and we are ready to partner with students and employees with disabilities who are affected by coronavirus/COVID-19. If you need disability-related accommodations, please begin registration with RCPD by following the steps on our Get Started page.
This page will be updated to provide campus and RCPD resources and policies.
Michigan State University COVID-19 Resources
Together We Will: as we approach the school year, MSU is planning to welcome more Spartans back to campus. Safety is our highest priority and we are working hard to support an engaged and connected experience for all. MSU's Together We Will website provides the latest information on planning and preparation. Success will take all of us working together.
During summer 2020, RCPD is operating remotely and conducting virtual appointments to facilitate social distancing. RCPD specialists are available via phone and email, and can meet virtually via phone or Microsoft Teams. See RCPD's contact information and your specialist's phone, email, and Bookings links on our Team RCPD page.
If you need to submit hard-copy documents, please consider scanning and emailing them to your RCPD Specialist or call the front desk to determine an alternate delivery method.
Fall 2020 operations will continue to be largely remote. RCPD staff can and will be available as individual needs for in-office activities arise. Please continue scheduling virtual appointments with your RCPD specialist through their Microsoft Bookings links, found on the Team RCPD page. Specialists are available by phone and email as usual and can meet via video chat on Microsoft Teams or Zoom.
COVID-19 Face Mask Medical Exemption Accommodation
In compliance with federal and state guidance, MSU adopted a face mask policy for fall 2020. A student or employee at Michigan State University with a disability that would be adversely affected by wearing a face covering (such as impacts to breathing) must identify and register with the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) in advance, at least 15 business days before the exemption is needed and provide the following documentation.
- Treating professional completes the relevant disability documentation form, located on RCPD's Disability Documentation page
- Treating professional and student or employee complete the COVID19 Face Mask Medical Exemption Accommodation Request Form
The University reserves the right to request additional clarification or documentation.
The RCPD will validate the need for approved accommodations and work with the student/employee and campus officials to facilitate an effective outcome.