Employment Accommodations and Assistance

Faculty & Academic Appointments

Institutional Equity & Inclusive Excellence

Laura Harlow, Director of Institutional Equity & Inclusive Excellence
Administration Building
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 46634
(574) 520-5536


Human Resources

Deborah Schmitt, Director of Human Resources
Administration Building
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 46634
(574) 520-4236

Institutional Equity and Inclusive Excellence provides reasonable accommodations for academic appointments  and Human Resources provides reasonable accomodations for staff.  If you are a staff member of academic appointee needing assistance in the workplace, a department needing assistance in accommodating someone, or if you need assistance applying to a staff or academic position, you are encouraged to contact one of the individuals above.

Adaptive Technologies

UITS Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers (ATAC)

Herman B. Wells Library Room W305H (West Tower)
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 856-4112

The Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers (ATAC) serves Indiana University students, faculty and staff with and without disabilities by providing access to specialized assistive technologies that help with reading, writing, studying, and information access.

Parking and Transportation

IU South Bend Parking Services
Administration Building Room 112
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 46617
(574) 520-5528

Emergency Evacuation

Emergency Management and Continuity

Regional Director
(317) 274-8155

Emergency Management and Continuity coordinates crisis/disaster operations, including emergency evacuation procedures for those who need special assistance.

Physical Access

Facilities Management

Purdue Technology Building, Rm 150
1733 Northside Boulevard
South Bend, Indiana 46634
(574) 520-4386

Facilities Management coordinates facility access for the IU South Bend campus, and can assist if you are concerned about signs or accessibility in your areas or department.

ADA Coordinator

Office of Institutional Equity

Emily Springston, Director, Office of Institutional Equity (ADA Coordinator)
400 E. Seventh Street
Poplars Building, Room 825
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 855-7559

The University’s ADA Coordinator is Emily Springston, who can be reached via the contact information above.  The ADA Coordinator has overall responsibility for coordinating the efforts of the University to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and investigating any complaints regarding the same.