Students seeking special arrangements due to a disability should provide a recent evaluation conducted by a specialist in the appropriate field. It should include a specific diagnosis, information regarding onset, longevity and severity of symptoms, and evidence of how the disability and/or related medications and treatments interfere or limit any major life activity (participation in the courses, programs and activities of the college), and recommended accommodations. For those who do not have an evaluation, students should complete the disability registration form and have their clinician complete the disability certification form.
Dean Harrison will use the information provided and consult with faculty and qualified experts as needed to help the student develop a system of support—appropriate to his/her needs. Requests for academic adjustments should be made well in advance of the start of each semester. Preferable submission dates for requests at the start of each semester are July 1 for the fall term and January 1 for spring.
Assistant Dean for Accessibility Resources
Hamilton College is committed to providing equal opportunity and access to qualified students with disabilities and offers numerous support services. Allen Harrison provides direction and leadership for the Accessibility Resources Office and reports to the Dean for Engaged Education. He works closely with students and faculty to coordinate academic accommodations for students with disabilities. The office also provides student support in the areas of note taking, reading and writing for those with various attention challenges, print disabilities and learning differences. Through the use of assistive technology, students are provided coursework materials in alternate formats.