Office of the Registrar
Campus Address
Hanover, NH
03755-3529
Phone: (603) 646-xxxx
Fax: (603) 646-xxxx
Email: reg@Dartmouth.EDU

Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2020-21


Access, Accommodations, and Services for Students with Disabilities

Dartmouth College adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to ensure that no otherwise qualified students with disabilities are excluded from or denied the benefits of a Dartmouth collegiate experience. Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is the primary office responsible for implementing academic adjustments, services, and other supports in alignment with these laws for undergraduate students with disabilities. (Graduate and professional students seeking disability-related accommodations and services should refer to https://home.dartmouth.edu/accessibility for designated contacts.)

 

SAS’ primary functions include:

  • Fostering students’ understanding of disability identity and self-advocacy skills.
  • Engaging in an interactive process with students and academic partners to determine reasonable course accommodations.
  • Ensuring equitable access for students with disabilities to all of Dartmouth’s programs, services, and activities.
  • Serving as a resource to and reinforcing the accessibility efforts of the College.
  • Emphasizing disability as a domain of diversity and promoting a fully inclusive environment at Dartmouth.

 

Reasonable accommodations and services are determined on an individualized basis. These may include testing accommodations, notetaking assistance, alternate-format text, real-time captioning/Sign Language interpreting, assistive technology, mobility assistance, and/or others. 

 

Eligibility for services is based on a student’s disability-related need, primarily evidenced by student experiences and any needed disability documentation. Undergraduate students interested in pursuing disability-related academic adjustments and services should visit SAS’ Getting Started page at https://students.dartmouth.edu/student-accessibility/students/working-sas/getting-started. In addition, students need to:

  1. Complete our online application at a11y.dartmouth.edu.
  2. Review SAS’ documentation guidelines to determine what documentation to upload as part of your application. Documentation can also be email to Student.Accessibility.Services@Dartmouth.edu or sent via FAX at (603) 646-3727.
  3. Engage with SAS’ interactive processes for determining accommodations.

 

Students who believe they may need academic adjustments and services are strongly encouraged to connect with SAS early in their academic career. Moreover, students need to request any approved accommodations in a timely manner and notify their instructors as early as possible. Additional rights and responsibilities are listed at https://students.dartmouth.edu/student-accessibility/students/working-sas/rights-responsibilities.

 

If a student believes that a necessary academic adjustment has been denied, that a policy/procedure violation may have occurred, or that they have otherwise been subject to disability-related discrimination, the student should refer to https://students.dartmouth.edu/student-accessibility/students/services/resolving-complaints for information about Dartmouth’s informal resolution and formal grievance processes.