Academic & Learning Services  
   

Disability Services

 
Mission

The mission of Disability Services at Aquinas College is to provide services to students with disabilities that ensure equal access to academic and non-academic programs and services.


Aquinas College is committed to inclusivity in its campus community.  Thus, we are proud to work to ensure an accessible environment for all students. In our efforts to maintain an inclusive environment, Disability Services provides accommodations for those students with documented disabilities.

 
Requesting Accommodations
Students who are interested in receiving accommodations must contact Disability Services to schedule an appointment. Students must submit documentation as provided by a licensed professional and must include the following criteria:
  • professional’s credentials on typed letterhead, signed, and dated
  • disability diagnostic statement and methodology
  • current functional limitations and impact on major life activity in an academic environment
  • severity and/or progression of disability
  • recent and past accommodations
  • recommendations for reasonable accommodations in a postsecondary setting
 
Implementing Accommodations

Upon determination of appropriate and reasonable accommodations, students will receive a letter of accommodations. It is the responsibility of the student to share the letter with faculty members. Students are encouraged to meet with professors and discuss accommodations as soon as possible.

 

Please be mindful that postsecondary institutions do not make modifications that would fundamentally alter a course and/or program. Also, please be aware that accommodations are determined case by case.

 
Appeals

If a student disagrees with the outcome of an accommodations determination meeting, he/she may appeal the decision to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Jennifer Dawson, at (616) 632-2171 or Room 107 Academic Building.

 
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