Accessibility Services

Everyone should be able to reach their academic potential through equal access to opportunities and activities.

Center for Academic & Career Excellence Entrance located in Hewes Library

Accessibility Services Office

The Accessibility Services Office (ASO) is committed to working with all eligible students with documented disabilities to provide reasonable accommodations in the academic and/or living environment.

Disability impacts all of us. According to the Centers for Disease Control, as many as 1 in 4 adults (27%) in the United States have some type of disability. Monmouth College accommodation policies and procedures are in compliance with the ADAAA (Americans with Disabilities Act, As Amended) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Accommodations are determined following a thorough documentation review by the Student Access & Support Specialist and the Accessibility Services Review Committee. 

Seeking accommodations for the first time?

The ASO can assist you in becoming knowledgeable about our processes, the support we offer, and what your rights and responsibilities are. Below is an overview of our office functions.

  • Determine, with students, appropriate academic or housing adjustments consistent with the student’s documentation.
  • Administer policies and guidelines regarding “reasonable accommodations.”
  • Maintain confidential records that document the plan for the provision of selected accommodations.
  • Assist students with disabilities by developing the role of self-advocate in the classroom.
  • Provide instruction in learning strategies (e.g., attention and memory strategies, planning, self-monitoring, time management, organization, problem-solving).
  • Meet with prospective students, and when appropriate with their parents/guardians, to discuss services available at Monmouth.
  • Establish rights and responsibilities with respect to service provisions for students with disabilities.
  • Implement appropriate access support services at Monmouth.
  • Refer a student for additional testing or supplemental testing as needed.
  • Provide consultation with faculty and staff regarding accommodations, compliance with legal responsibilities, as well as instructional, programmatic, physical, and curriculum modifications.
  • Provide disability-awareness training for campus constituencies as requested/needed.
  • Collect and assess student feedback to measure satisfaction with disability services and to monitor use of disability services.