Reasonable accommodations are determined by Disability Services (DS) in collaboration with the student. Information the student provides on the past use and effectiveness of accommodations is important in helping us determine what may be beneficial at Colorado College. We will also take into account the current impact of the disability in an educational setting. Communication between the student and DS is key to ensuring that appropriate accommodations are in place.
We will make every effort to implement reasonable and effective accommodations. However, requests for accommodations that are not supported by appropriate documentation or that fundamentally alter the college’s programs or requirements may be denied. At any time, students may request that accommodation decisions be provided to them in writing.
Students can request changes to accommodations by completing an online form that is sent to them in the late spring or by meeting at any time with the DS staff.
DS will provide each student with a letter that lists approved classroom accommodations. Students are responsible for providing professors with a copy of the letter and should discuss with them how accommodations will best work for each course.
Students should inform professors of any need for accommodation in a course prior to the beginning of a block or early enough for the faculty member to implement reasonable accommodations.
Because students' accommodation needs may change over time, faculty are asked to accept only those letters dated for the current academic year.