AccessAbility Fellows are upperclass students who assist students registered with AccessAbility Services with the transition from high school to college, and support their success. Fellows also serve as student representatives of AccessAbility Services and work to influence positive change around topics of disability throughout campus. Fellows organize and lead AccessAbility-specific events during Orientation and throughout the academic year.
AccessAbility Fellows are trained by AccessAbility Services and various campus partners about particular aspects of the Mount Holyoke College experience, such as course registration and the Lynk application.
If a student is feeling overwhelmed or unsure about navigating Mount Holyoke as a student with a disability(ies), and feel like they would benefit from the mentorship of someone who has been in a similar position, they can reach out to a Fellow for guidance. AccessAbility Services regularly offers to connect students with Fellows.
Fellows are available to advise students registered with AccessAbility on a variety of things, including but not limited to: campus resources, time management in college, navigating the Dining Commons, using the ARC vans, having accommodation letter conversations with faculty, and joining student organizations. Fellows meet with students one-on-one or in small groups.
Any student who is interested in connecting with a Fellow should contact AccessAbility Services.