Student Success & Accessibility Services

We are committed to the promotion of intellectual engagement, critical thinking, academic success and accessibility for students with disabilities. 

The Office of Student Success & Accessibility Services provides academic support services – including tutoring, supplemental instruction and academic coaching – to all Monmouth students. Additionally, our team supports students with documented disabilities who need accommodations or assistance to support their academic and personal success. 

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Accessibility services

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

Monmouth students with disabilities can fully participate in academic programming and all other facets of the College.

We have five primary goals:

  1. Gather and evaluate documentation and requests to determine eligibility for accommodations and services.
  2. Provide, coordinate and facilitate reasonable accommodations and services. 
  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.
  • <blockquote class="callout-quote"><div class="callout-quote-text"><p><em>“The SSAS is an excellent resource for students requesting testing accommodations. The assistance it renders has notably improved classroom performance for those students utilizing its services. The staff is friendly, professional, and willing to assist in any way they can</em>.” </p></div><footer class="callout-quote-footer">Jeffrey Montes, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology</footer></blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="callout-quote"><div class="callout-quote-text"><p><em>“I would encourage students with accommodations for testing in alternate locations to take advantage of those services. It is a simple process for both professor and student and the increased student success that I have observed makes it well worth it!”</em> </p></div><footer class="callout-quote-footer">Jen Braun, Dept. of Kinesiology</footer></blockquote>

FAQs

  • Are housing accommodations available?

    Yes, upon acceptance to Monmouth College, students with disabilities with specific housing needs should fill out the paperwork for the Office of Residence Life, which can be found on our Disability Services website: http://www.monmouthcollege.edu/life/disability-services/housing-meals.aspx

  • Who do I share my disability documentation with and when?

    Monmouth College students should contact the Student Success & Accessibility Services as soon as possible to determine what services and accommodations may be available. If you are a prospective student to Monmouth College, you should arrange a meeting with the Director of SSAS in the Student Success & Accessibility Services to discuss your documentation and potential services available. Students with disabilities accepted to Monmouth College should contact the SSAS as soon as possible to discuss the coordination of services.

  • I believe I have a disability but no current documentation. What should I do?

    If you have not received an evaluation or your documentation is determined to be outdated, the College can assist in obtaining information about local practitioners who can perform the evaluation. In some instances, our College Counselor may be able to issue a diagnosis. If not, you can be referred to other agencies or find an agency in your hometown area. All costs incurred for obtaining appropriate documentation are your responsibility.

  • Are housing accommodations available?

    Yes, upon acceptance to Monmouth College, students with disabilities with specific housing needs should fill out the paperwork for the Office of Residence Life, which can be found on our Disability Services website: http://www.monmouthcollege.edu/life/disability-services/housing-meals.aspx

  • Who do I share my disability documentation with and when?

    Monmouth College students should contact the Student Success & Accessibility Services as soon as possible to determine what services and accommodations may be available. If you are a prospective student to Monmouth College, you should arrange a meeting with the Director of SSAS in the Student Success & Accessibility Services to discuss your documentation and potential services available. Students with disabilities accepted to Monmouth College should contact the SSAS as soon as possible to discuss the coordination of services.

  • I believe I have a disability but no current documentation. What should I do?

    If you have not received an evaluation or your documentation is determined to be outdated, the College can assist in obtaining information about local practitioners who can perform the evaluation. In some instances, our College Counselor may be able to issue a diagnosis. If not, you can be referred to other agencies or find an agency in your hometown area. All costs incurred for obtaining appropriate documentation are your responsibility.

  • What is considered acceptable documentation?

    Documentation must be current, be completed by a qualified professional, and explain the ‘substantial limitations’ as a result of the disability, and provide accommodation recommendations. If you are unsure whether your documentation is current, please consult with the SSAS. The College reserves the right to determine the adequacy of submitted documentation and to require additional documentation and/or testing.

  • Are 504 Plans and IEP’s (Individualized Education Plans) acceptable documentation of a disability at the college level?

    504 Plans and IEP’s can be considered and reviewed as appropriate documentation. These documents are useful in understanding prior academic experiences of the student. Testing used to document a disability must be current (usually within three years) and administered by a qualified professional. Testing and evaluation determining a substantially limiting disability must meet the Documentation Guidelines as outlined in this handbook and deemed adequate by the College.

  • How are services for students with disabilities at Monmouth College different from services provided in high school or from other institutions?

    Students should not assume that accommodations provided at one school will be provided at Monmouth College. Accommodations are approved on a case-by-case basis and must be consistent with the College’s academic goals and standards. A student’s request, documentation, and past educational experiences will all be taken into consideration when determining the appropriate accommodations. Ultimately, college students are solely responsible for the success of their college career.

  • Faculty Comments (2)

    “I would encourage students with accommodations for testing in alternate locations to take advantage of those services. It is a simple process for both professor and student and the increased student success that I have observed makes it well worth it!” - Jen Braun, Dept. of Kinesiology

  • Faculty Comments

    The SSAS is an excellent resource for students requesting testing accommodations. The assistance it renders has notably improved classroom performance for those students utilizing its services. The staff is friendly, professional, and willing to assist in any way they can.” - Jeffrey Montes PhD. Assistant Professor Department of Kinesiology