Services for Students with Disabilities

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.

It is the student's responsibility to initiate any request for accommodation due to a qualifying disability. Prospective students with questions about special needs or accommodations should contact the Director of Admissions and Records or the Dean of Student Affairs. Once enrolled, the Office of Student Affairs is the point of contact for students with physical, psychological, and learning disabilities.

The Dean of Student Affairs confers with students on an individual basis, then together with other College personnel as needed, determines appropriate accommodations and identifies needed resources. Accommodations are designed to meet the student's needs without fundamentally altering the nature of the College's instructional programs. Since arrangements for reasonable accommodations may require several weeks of preparation, students who have been admitted to the College and who wish to request special services should contact the Dean of Student Affairs Office as soon as possible after admission.

Students with disabilities who seek accommodations from Morris College must present current documentation from a certified professional to the Office of Student Affairs. The College will use this documentation as a guide to develop an appropriate and supportive plan for the student. Additional information regarding services provided by the College to enrolled students with disabilities is available in the Office of Student Affairs.