Student Disability Services

Morris College is committed to ensuring that educational programs are accessible to all qualified students in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and expanded by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).  To guard against discrimination on the basis of disability, reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids are determined on a case-by-case basis for students who have a demonstrated need for these services.

Who is eligible for disability services?

Any enrolled Morris College student, with a limitation that substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as walking, learning and performing manual tasks, is eligible for free and confidential disability services. It is the student's responsibility to initiate any request for accommodation due to a qualifying disability. Since arrangements for reasonable accommodations are decided by a special committee of college representatives, students who wish to request special services should contact the Dean of Student Affairs as soon as possible prior to admission.

Where do students register for disability services?

Prospective students with questions about special needs or accommodations should contact the Director of Admissions and Records or the Dean of Student Affairs.  Once students are enrolled, the Dean of Student Affairs is the initial point of contact for students with physical, psychological, and learning disabilities. Students requesting services must provide current documentation (i.e., IEP, Section 504 Plan, etc.) from a licensed/certified professional prior to admission.

What is the process for a student to register for disability services?

Once reasonable accommodations are put in place, the student will be referred to the College’s Counseling Center. The counselor will work with the student on an individual basis, then together with other College personnel as needed, to determine appropriate accommodations and identify needed resources. Accommodations are designed to meet the student's needs without fundamentally altering the nature of the College's instructional programs.

Types of Accommodations (not limited to):

  • Extended test time at 1x or 2x
  • Minimal distraction environment/Alternate location for testing
  • Preferential seating
  • Oral administration
  • Use of calculator

Additional information regarding services provided by the College to enrolled students with disabilities is available in the Office of Student Affairs.


Voluntary Disclosure of Disability (PDF)

Release of Information (PDF)

Grievance procedure (PDF)