Accessibility Services celebrates access, equity and inclusion — elements of a strong liberal arts education. Appreciating that disability is integral to the diversity of our campus, we partner with undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff to create a community that welcomes and encourages the full participation of students with disabilities in all aspects of campus life.
Who We Are
Accessibility Services supports Stonehill’s unwavering commitment to providing a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment for students with disabilities. The office is presently staffed by a director and shared office manager.
Our goal is to lead the campus community in its mission to recognize disability as a valued aspect of diversity, to embrace access as a matter of social justice and to ensure that all aspects of campus life are universally accessible.
- Administering a range of accommodations and services for students with disabilities
- Assisting students with temporary medical conditions and injuries
- Collaborating with faculty and staff to support students' academic and co-curricular experiences
- Helping alumni apply for accommodations for post-grad experiences, including graduate and professional school admission exams
- Collaborating with the Career Development Center in the internship and employment search process
- Consulting with the campus community on a broad range of disability-related matters
- Providing vision, leadership, and education to ensure equal access and social justice for people with disabilities
Support for a Wide Spectrum of Disabilities
We work with students with a variety of disabilities, including learning disabilities, ADHD, psychological disorders, chronic health conditions, mobility impairments, physical disabilities, brain injuries, autistic spectrum neurodevelopmental disorders, neurological disorders, and sensory disabilities related to vision and hearing.
We also support students with temporary medical conditions, such as concussions and other injuries. Additionally, we consult with students who question whether they might have a disability, as well as those who are referred by a faculty or staff member.
Academic accommodations may be provided to students with disabilities to give equal access to the classroom environment. Accommodations are individualized and based on the nature of the disability and the academic environment. Students in need of academic accommodations should contact Accessibility Services.
Students with a documented need for a specific housing accommodation must go through the housing accommodations request process found at the link above. This includes housing as well as meal plan, parking and animal assistance accommodations.
Accessibility Services recognizes that individuals with temporarily disabling conditions that are a result of injuries, surgery, or short-term medical conditions may need access to services and resources similar to individuals with permanent disabilities. Examples of temporary disabilities may include, but are not limited to, broken limbs, concussions, or short-term impairments following surgery or medical treatments.
Accessibility Services supports Stonehill’s unwavering commitment to providing a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment for students with disabilities.