Disability Handbook

Monmouth College is committed to providing a supportive and challenging environment for all students with disabilities who attend the College.

Introduction

Monmouth College and the Student Success & Accessibility Services office (SSAS) are committed to providing a supportive and challenging environment for all students with disabilities who attend the College. Additionally, the College and the SSAS office 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. The majority of accommodations and services for students with disabilitienare (accademic, housing, ESAs) are coordinated by the SSAS office. 

Monmouth College provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations or students documented disabilities that severely restricts the individual from doing activities that are of central importance to most people’s daily lives (as amended in 2008).

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.

Goals for providing services to students with disabilities

  1. To work individually with qualified students with disabilities to provide reasonable accommodations that will allow the student to demonstrate his or her academic capability at Monmouth. 
  2. To assist qualified students with disabilities through the transition process from high school to Monmouth. 
  3. To work collaboratively with other offices at Monmouth, including faculty, to ensure equal access for all students.