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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 reasonable accommodations and support services for any student who has a documented and sufficient 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 recent documentation from a qualified professional with expertise in the appropriate field. The documentation should include a specific diagnosis, information regarding onset, longevity and severity of symptoms, evidence of how the disability and/or related medications and treatments interfere with or limit any major life activity (for example, participation in the courses, programs and activities of the College), recommended accommodations, and an explanation regarding why the recommended accommodations are needed.  Students who are allowed special arrangements must inform their instructors well in advance of the time the arrangements will be needed.

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 (preferably 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, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 13323 (phone: 315-859-4021).

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 of 1973.  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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