Accessibility Services

Achieving one’s academic potential should be universally attainable by ensuring equal access to opportunities and activities for all.

Center for Academic & Career Excellence Entrance located in Hewes Library

Accessibility Services Office

The Accessibility Services Office (ASO) is dedicated to collaborating with eligible students possessing documented disabilities, ensuring the provision of reasonable accommodations in both academic and living environments. Recognizing the pervasive impact of disability, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control reveal that as many as 1 in 4 adults (27%) in the United States experience some form of disability. Monmouth College adheres to accommodation policies and procedures in alignment with the ADA and ADAAA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Accommodations are meticulously determined through a comprehensive review of documentation conducted by the Student Access & Support Specialist.

New to seeking accommodations?

The ASO is here to guide you through understanding our processes, the support we provide, and your rights and responsibilities. Here’s an overview of our office functions:

  1. Collaborate with students to determine appropriate academic or housing adjustments in line with their documentation.
  2. Administer policies and guidelines governing “reasonable accommodations.”
  3. Maintain confidential records outlining the plan for selected accommodations.
  4. Assist students in developing self-advocacy skills in the classroom.
  5. Offer instruction in learning strategies, including attention and memory techniques, planning, self-monitoring, time management, organization, and problem-solving.
  6. Meet with prospective students, and when necessary, with their parents/guardians, to discuss available services at Monmouth. 
  7. Establish rights and responsibilities related to service provisions for students with disabilities.
  8. Implement suitable access support services at Monmouth.
  9. Consultation with faculty and staff regarding accommodations, compliance with legal responsibilities, and instructional, programmatic, physical, and curriculum modifications.
  10. Deliver disability awareness training for campus constituencies upon request or as needed.
  11. Collect and assess student feedback to gauge satisfaction with disability services and monitor the utilization of these services.