Access and Equity Services

Access and Equity Services (AES) is responsible for providing, along with faculty, reasonable accommodations for students who experience barriers to their education on the basis of a prohibited ground(s), including disability, religion, family status and gender identity.

To speak with someone: Call, email, request a drop-in session or, if you're registered with AES, book an appointment.

E1, Administration Building, University of Saskatchewan

Hours and contact

General hours

Access and Equity Services is occasionally staffed remotely, maintaining regular office hours. Please get in touch with us by email (preferred) or phone. 

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Drop-in hours

If you have a quick question, use our online form to request a 15-minute drop-in. If you need more time with an advisor and are registered with AES, request an appointment through Accommodate.

  •  Monday and Thursday: 10:00 am - 12 pm (noon)
  • Tuesday: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • NOTE: Drop-ins will not be available Thursday, October 5, 2023. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have questions please reach out to
General inquiries
Notetaking program

Register with Access and Equity Services

If you require an academic accommodation due to a disability, religious reason, your family status or your gender identity, register with AES. Services and programs provided by AES are only available to students who have registered with AES. 

You must provide appropriate documentation in order to register with AES. Depending on your circumstance, different documentation is needed:

  1. Medical-based disabilities and pregnancy: A licensed health care practitioner must fill out a medical questionnaire.
  2. Learning disabilities: A psycho-educational assessment completed within the last five years by a registered psychologist who is licensed to diagnose must be provided.
  3. Other protected categories prohibited grounds including but are not limited to religion, family status, and gender identity: Supporting documents vary on a case-to-case basis. Please contact AES directly for more information on the different requirements for each protected category.

If you have questions, review our how-to articlesIf you can't find what you're looking for, contact us by email (preferred) or phone, or if you have a quick question, use our online form to request a 15-minute virtual drop-in.

About academic accommodations

USask is guided by Saskatchewan's Human Rights legislation and the university's Duty to Accommodate policy.

Accommodations are supports or services that allow a student with a disability, or other accommodation needs, a fair opportunity to engage in academic activities and fulfill essential course and program requirements. Accommodations are meant to level the playing field for students; they are never meant to provide an advantage to students. Accommodations are not the same as modifications; you must still meet the learning outcomes of your program.

How are they administered?

Some accommodations can be arranged by an instructor (e.g. record lectures, extensions for assignments) while other accommodations are managed by AES. Accommodations managed by AES include classroom changes, exam accommodations, assistive technology, note-taking, and alternative format materials.

Faculty information

If you have a student in your class that needs accommodations and you have questions, please contact us.

Instructor guide for accommodating students with disabilities

Information for instructors regarding accommodations for students is available, including updated information for online learning accommodations.


If you need help using our resources or have questions about AES or academic accommodation, check out the information below.