disability-services

Office of Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services coordinates assistance for disabled students in order to promote equal access to College programs and services.

The Office is located in Room 215A of the Hogan Campus Center. The Director of the Office or a designee is available for consultation and may be contacted by telephone: (508) 793-3693, or fax: (508) 793-3585.

The Office seeks to assist students and their families in making the necessary arrangements to facilitate full participation in academic and extracurricular pursuits.

The College of the Holy Cross complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and applicable local, state and federal statutes regarding nondiscrimination against persons with disabilities.

A student with a disability is defined as one who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of the student's major life activities, has a record of such impairment or is regarded as having the impairment.

The College admits qualified students regardless of disability and welcomes disabled students into every area of life within the College. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Services any time prior to application or after acceptance to the College.

Where reasonable and appropriate, the College will provide assistance to students with disabilities who request help with academic or personal concerns to insure equal access to College programs and services. Students requesting extensive accommodations should contact the Office well in advance of enrollment or return to campus so that appropriate arrangements may be discussed and implemented.

The College provides a map which indicates the location of handicapped accessible entrances to buildings, elevators, ramps, and restrooms. It also notes the location of pathways, curb cuts, and handicapped parking areas.