Fostering an inclusive campus culture founded on mutual respect is a part of our mission. Simon’s Rock will work with each student to ensure they have equal access to programs, services, and facilities.
Bard College at Simon’s Rock is committed to providing individuals with disabilities equal access to its programs, services, and facilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. The Director of Accessibility and Academic Support works individually with students with disabilities to assure that they have equal access to the full range of opportunities at the College.
The accommodation process is meant to aid the individual student and the College alike. Good documentation provides a framework for establishing the accommodations and/or services that qualified students with disabilities need in order to access the College’s academic and residential offerings. Additionally, the process assists the College in making consistent, informed decisions with regard to student accommodations.
Accommodations may include, but are not limited to:
Bard College at Simon’s Rock is committed to providing individuals with disabilities equal access to all of its programs, services, and facilities. This commitment is grounded in the College’s own commitment to fostering an inclusive campus and also in the law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The College strives to resolve disability-related concerns through open dialogue amongst its instructors, administrators, and students. The College has also adopted formal processes for addressing such concerns. The College’s Disability Accommodations Grievance Procedure for Students applies to disability accommodation requests and other concerns regarding disability accommodations specifically. Students who believe that they have been discriminated against on the basis of disability in ways that do not involve disability accommodations should contact Bob Graves, Dean of Campus Life, and should refer to the College's Nondiscrimination Policy in its Student Handbook for the procedure for filing a complaint. Faculty and staff with disability-related concerns should contact human resources.
The College does not provide services of a personal nature such as personal attendants, homework assistance, private tutors, or typing services, nor does it provide diagnostic evaluations of disabilities. Peer tutoring and writing consultations are available to all students at the College through the Win Commons.
Director of Accessibility and Academic Support