Disability Support Services

Hamilton College is committed to providing equal opportunity and access to qualified students with disabilities, and offers numerous support services. Although the College does not have a specialized program for students with disabilities, the Associate Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs and Accessibility Services coordinates individualized accommodations and support services for any student who has a documented need. Additionally, support is available to students through the Writing Center and Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Center.

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.

The Associate Dean 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 (by July 1st for fall enrollment and January 1st for spring enrollment).

To notify the College of a disability and request accommodations, contact the Associate Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs and Accessibility Services, ext. 4021.

Hamilton College Grievance Procedure under the Americans with Disabilities Act/Rehabilitation Act
This grievance procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  It may be used by students who wish to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, employment or benefits by Hamilton College.

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