Services for Students with Disabilities

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Rhodes is committed to ensuring that educational programs are accessible to all qualified students in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and expanded by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). To guard against discrimination on the basis of disability, reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids are determined on a case-by-case basis for students who have a demonstrated need for these services.

It is the student’s responsibility to initiate any request for accommodation due to a qualifying disability. Prospective students with questions about special needs or accommodations should contact the Director of Admissions. Once enrolled, the Coordinator of Disability Services is the point of contact for students with physical, psychological, and learning disabilities.

The Coordinator of Disability Services confers with students on an individual basis, then together with the Disability Support Committee, determines appropriate accommodations and identifies needed resources. Accommodations are designed to meet the student’s needs without fundamentally altering the nature of the College’s instructional programs. Since arrangements for reasonable accommodations may require several weeks of preparation, students who have been admitted to the College and who wish to request special services should contact the Student Disability Services Office as soon as possible after admission.

Students with disabilities who seek accommodations from Rhodes must present current documentation from a certified professional to the Coordinator of Disability Services. Required documentation criteria are available in the Office of Student Disability Services. The Disability Support Committee will use this documentation as a guide to develop an appropriate and supportive plan for the student. Additional information regarding services provided by the College to enrolled students with disabilities is available in the Student Disability Services Office and online at www.rhodes.edu/disability.


In effect April 26, 2004.
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