Disability Services

Philosophy

Macalester College seeks to create a welcoming environment in which all students can reach their academic potential and have equal access to academic opportunities and co-curricular activities. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and assured services. The College is committed to responding in a flexible manner to the individual needs of all members of the Macalester community with appropriate documentation.

Types of AccomModations

  • Extended time on tests
  • Notetakers
  • Audio books
  • Testing in limited distraction environment
  • Use of computers for test-taking
  • Interpreters
  • Flexibility with attendance
  • Enlarged printed materials
  • Approval for course substitutions
  • Academic and personal support on disability related-issues
  • Accessible housing and classroom options
  • Access to adaptive technology
  • A change in program location if scheduled in an inaccessible space
  • Consultation with faculty and staff in working with students with disabilities
  • Referrals for further assessment if necessary and collaboration with outside agencies for diagnostic service

Requesting Accommodations

Accommodations are made upon the approval of the Associate Dean of Students, the designated coordinator of services for students with disabilities at Macalester. Any student who is interested in requesting services should contact the Office of Student Affairs (651-696-6220) early in the semester to schedule a meeting with the Associate Dean of Students. Students need to bring required documentation that verifies the disability to the meeting. Information provided in this meeting and a review of the appropriate documentation will determine the student's possible accommodations. Grades that have already been posted on exams, papers, projects or in overall classes prior to receiving documentation and approval cannot be changed. Any accommodations or services provided will be in effect only after final evaluation of the disability documentation by the Associate Dean of Students is completed.

Location, Hours, and Contact Information

119 Weyerhaeuser Administration Building.
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Lisa Landreman
Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-696-6220
Fax: 651-696-6630

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