Temporary conditions such as broken bones, concussions, surgeries, or acute illnesses are generally not regarded as disabilities, as the degree of functional limitation and the duration (generally shorter than 6 months) of such impairments are usually not substantial enough to be considered a disability as defined by law. Temporary conditions that occur during a student’s tenure, however, may adversely affect a student's ability to fully participate in their program. At present, students may also be experiencing significant anxiety and/or depression related to COVID-19 or could become infected with COVID-19, which may warrant the provision of temporary academic adjustments or other supports.
Students experiencing a temporary condition that impacts their schooling are encouraged to contact the GSAS office to discuss possible remedies. In some cases, such conditions may fall under the purview of the pre-clincal or clinical illness policies.
Supportive measures related to routine pregnancy or an active Title IX case are coordinated through the Title IX office.