The Office of Disability Services coordinates and provides accommodations and support services to persons with all types of disabilities. The high level of commitment needed to provide accommodations and services is balanced with a humanistic approach that seeks to enhance independence and recognize the uniqueness of each Hobart and William Smith student. Our goal is for each person to acquire the skills and to achieve the level of personal growth required to develop an independent lifestyle, which is essential in meeting individual, career, and life objectives.
Below, you'll find information about the Center for Teaching and Learning's Disability Policy and our Documentation Policy. At right, we've provided a series of links outlining our policies and procedures and provided several forms for your convenience.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed both philosophically and legally to assuring equal access to all college programs and services. The Colleges pursue the goal of equal access through proactive institutional planning and barrier removal, as well as through the provision of reasonable and appropriate accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Disability Services coordinates accommodations and facilitates the provision of services to students with documented disabilities.
Any student may voluntarily register with Disability Services by completing both the Disability Intake Form and Release of Information Form and providing documentation of his or her disabilities. Different types of disabilities require different types of documentation:
For information about documenting other disabilities, contact:
The Coordinator of Disability Services
The Center for Teaching and Learning
Rosensweig Learning Commons
Warren Hunting Smith Library
Geneva, NY, 14456.
Registered students with disabilities who need academic accommodations or disability-related support services are asked to make their needs known and to file timely request forms each semester with Disability Services. The common types of academic accommodations may include additional time, computer access or a quiet place for examinations, or additional time for written assignments.