Students with Disabilities
Kalamazoo College recognizes that qualified students who have
diagnosed or identified learning, physical and emotional disabilities
are entitled to the same benefits from the educational programs
of the college. Kalamazoo College is committed to making every
effort to providing reasonable accommodations, unless that
imposes an undue hardship or burden.
The Associate Dean of
Students and the student will work together to negotiate and
ensure appropriate accommodations that will work for the student.
Cost associated with diagnosis, evaluation, and testing is
the responsibility of the student, except in cases of severe
financial need demonstrated to, and upon recommendation of,
the Associate Dean of Students. The office also makes assistance
available to students experiencing short-term illness or physical
Disabled students are responsible for certain actions that will assure the effectiveness of these accommodations, facilitate current academic success, and provide the foundation for success in post-graduate life. These responsibilities include initiating contact with appropriate staff to make arrangements for approved accommodations; carrying their part in implementing the accommodation; and initiating and continuing participation in activities that lessen the impact of the learning disability on academic performance.
believe that teaching within a course can be modified to address
particular disabilities by providing reasonable accommodations.
In most cases, students, regardless of their disability, can
successfully master the material of courses and meet graduation
direct questions to the Associate Dean of Students Office,
Kalamazoo College complies with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
College Policy on Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities