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Disability Services

Our Commitment to Students with Disabilities
Monmouth College and Disability Services are committed to providing a supportive and challenging environment for all students with disabilities who attend the College. Additionally, the College and Disability Services will work to provide students with disabilities a learning and community environment that affords them full participation, equal access, and reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. Accommodations and services for students with disabilities are coordinated by Disability Services. 
Monmouth College provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with documented disabilities that substantially limit some major life activity.

Examples of common accommodations include classroom modifications, adaptive equipment, testing arrangements, and air conditioned rooms in the residence halls. Documentation of a student’s disability must be current and comprehensive, must include a specific diagnosis, and must be from a qualified professional.

Students seeking accommodations must register with Disability Services and attach the appropriate supporting documentation (please review all forms found in the “Forms” link, on the left-hand side of the page). Every effort will be made to expedite review, but students should note processing and final accommodation arrangements normally take three to six weeks.

All disability related information will be treated in a confidential manner.

Disability Services serves approximately 40 students. Monmouth does not have special admission criteria for students with disabilities; therefore, all students have met the same admissions standards.

Disability Services is located in the Teaching and Learning Center on the 2nd floor of Poling Hall or at Monmouth students with disabilities can fully participate in academic programming and all other facets of the College. Disability Services has five primary goals:
  1. Gather and evaluate documentation, information, and requests to determine eligibility for accommodations and services.
  2. Provide, coordinate, and facilitate reasonable accommodations and services. (For more information, see Campus Accessibility.)
  3. Recommend modifications to improve access to College facilities.
  4. Provide information and training on disability related topics to College faculty and staff.
  5. Serve as a resource on disability information for the College community and visitors.
Note: The content of the Disability Service’s website has been liberally adapted, with permission, from Northwestern University’s Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.