Disability Support Services
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.
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.