Summary of Rights

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

  •  Dignity and respect
  • Reasonable accommodations
  • Receive an education in an integrated environment-- meaning a setting that allows students with disabilities to interact with non-disabled students to the fullest extent possible
  •  Equal access to education, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities
  •  Confidentiality of records provided to AccessAbility Services

Mount Holyoke College has the right to:  

  • Establish academic course and degree requirements, including determining essential standards and requirements for courses, degrees, programs, activities, and services
  • Request and receive, through AccessAbility Services, documentation of a disability when an accommodation is requested
  • Deny a request for accommodations and services if:
  1. if an individual fails to provide the required documentation
  2. the provided documentation does not support the requested accommodation,
  3. the student fails to make the request in a reasonable time period (as described in this manual),
  4. the requested accommodation poses a health or safety risk
  5. the requested accommodation imposes an undue financial or administrative burden or fundamental alteration to a program, service, or activity
  •   The College may also offer an alternative effective accommodation and will engage in an interactive process with the student regarding alternative accommodations.

 The College may also offer an alternative effective accommodation and will engage in an interactive process with the student regarding alternative accommodations.

 * A student with a disability who meets the academic and technical standards requisite to admission or participation in Mount Holyoke's education program or activity is a "qualified student with a disability."