Our students have suggested the incorporation of the following syllabus statement to aid in their sense of belonging and inclusion in the classroom.
"As the instructor of this course, I endeavor to provide an inclusive learning environment. However, if you experience barriers to learning in this course, let's connect to discuss ways to best support your access. If you have disability-related circumstances and are seeking academic accommodations (e.g. extra-time testing, reduced distraction test area, short breaks as needed, note taking assistance, etc.), Accessibility Services is eager to assist us with identifying reasonable accommodations for the course. They can be contacted at email@example.com."