The Center for Equal Access exists to foster an inclusive community for all students, with a focus on furthering the education, understanding, and promotion of students with disabilities.
We support the Social Model of Disability in our mission to celebrate the diversity of learners and embrace all abilities. We help students navigate through college with a disability or medical condition, assisting them to address challenges and find resources to aid them on their journey. We advocate on behalf of students and teach them the skills to advocate for themselves. We empower students to recognize that a disability is a difference, not a deficiency or limitation.
Any student who needs assistance in gaining equal access to classes or College resources due to physical, psychological, or learning disability, as well as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a visual or hearing impairment and/or chronic medical condition should request assistance through this office. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment or for more information.
It is the policy of The College of St. Scholastica that all otherwise qualified students with disabilities will be given equal educational opportunities in the classroom and other College-sponsored programs and activities, including study abroad programs. The College will ensure that no otherwise qualified student with disabilities will be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any College class, program, or activity.
This model empowers the individual to advocate and make decisions, while acknowledging that the community and the Center for Equal Access (the Center) have a social responsibility to students with disabilities. The College community must contribute to furthering the education, understanding, and promotion of people with disabilities. The principles of the social model of disability are:
Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy
Students who would like to file a grievance based on disability or failure to accommodate, can follow the policy, process and procedures outlined in the Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy.
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For Faculty: Accommodate Access