Summary of Responsibilities

A qualified student with a disability at Mount Holyoke College has the responsibility to:

  • Meet qualifications and requirements for courses, programs, services, and activities
  • Abide by the college’s Standards of Social Conduct and the Honor Code
  • Self-identify to AccessAbility Services as an individual with a disability if an accommodation is wanted
  • Provide proper documentation of a disability from a qualified professional in the field of the disability if requesting an accommodation
  • Request an accommodation in a timely manner(as described in this manual)
  • Notify AccessAbility Services in a timely manner if there is a problem with an accommodation
  • Follow published procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and auxiliary aids or services
  • Follow campus policies and procedures as set forth by the college

Mount Holyoke College has the responsibility to:

  • Provide equal access to courses, programs, activities, and services
  • Practice non-discrimination in accordance with state and federal laws
  • Provide reasonable accommodations in a timely manner
  • Provide courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities that are available and usable in the most integrated and appropriate settings
  • Meet accessibility standards for classroom materials provided by the College, such as presentations, handouts, videos, exams and websites as required by applicable law or as described in an approved accommodation
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and communications as required by federal law

Mount Holyoke is not responsible for providing:

  • Personal care
  • Psycho-educational evaluation/testing for the presence of a disability
  • Accommodation appointments outside of office hours
  • Transportation (unless provided for all students for a special event)
  • Personal coaching