Disability Support Services
Springfield College is committed to providing an equal educational opportunity and full participation in College programs for persons with disabilities in accordance with state and federal laws. The College fully supports the anti-discrimination policies expressed in state and federal legislation for persons with disabilities. It is the College's intent that no person be subject to discrimination with regard to any College program or activity.
The College recognizes the unique needs of students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to use the support services offered by the College to assist them in attaining their educational goals. Springfield College prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.
Reasonable accommodations are provided for students with disabilities on the basis of need if the disabilities are documented with appropriate evaluations administered by qualified professionals.
Please view the additional links on the right for complete information regarding disability support services.
Students Rights and Responsibilities
Every otherwise qualified student with a documented disability has the following rights:
- Equal access to courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities available through the college or university
- Reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aides determined by the institution on a case-by-case basis and/or course-by-course basis
- Complete confidentiality of all information pertaining to his/her disability with the choice of the person to whom to disclose the disability, except as required by law
- Information available in accessible formats
Every otherwise qualified student with a disability has the responsibility to:
- Meet requisite qualifications and essential technical standards, both academic and institutional, including the student code of conduct
- Identify him/herself in a timely manner as an individual with a disability when requesting an accommodation from appropriate service providers
- Provide documentation from a qualified source that verifies the nature of the disability, functional limitations, and need for specific accommodations
- Follow specific procedures for obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and services