Antioch College is committed to supporting diversity including providing services for students with disabilities. The college actively continues support for students with disabilities through the Center for Academic Support Services, college staff, and college faculty.
Admission to Antioch College
By law, a student need not disclose their disability, either before or after admission to the college. However, a student may choose to disclose a disability during the admission process or after enrollment.
The student with a disability must be “otherwise qualified” and meet the same academic standards for admission as any other student. In order to receive accommodations as a student with a disability, the student must disclose the disability to the Center for Academic Support Services and complete the registration process.
Transitioning to Higher Education
Different rules govern disability services in college than in K-12 programs (IDEA no longer applies and college students have no IEP); therefore, accommodations at Antioch may vary from those previously received in high school. In college it is the student's right and responsibility to request accommodations, as privacy laws actually restrict the sharing of certain types of information with others (including parents) without the student's expressed, written consent. The staff of the Center for Academic Support Services is available to assist students during their transition to college and throughout their Antioch experience.
Eligibility for Services
- Students must show evidence of their status as a person with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and its Amendment Act of 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and its revision of 1974.
- Under those laws, a person has a disability if they have “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (e.g., walking, standing, seeing, speaking, hearing, breathing, learning, working, or taking care of oneself), has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.”
Registering as a Student with a Disability
1. The student contacts the Student Success Advisor to register as a student with a disability. No student should delay in meeting with the Student Success Advisor out of concern for not having appropriate paperwork.
2. The student then meets to discuss the determination of disability status, and appropriate accommodations. All accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis. The presence of disability does not automatically guarantee accommodations.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive accommodations, the student must register and request accommodations in a timely fashion. For example, faculty need at least a week's notice to arrange for alternate testing locations and extended time. Students needing alternative texts are encouraged to present their requests as soon as possible before or during the quarter.
The Center for Academic Support Services wishes to encourage student self-advocacy and expects an interactive process where students participate in the accommodation process.
- To request accommodations using the listed procedures and to do so in a timely fashion.
- To arrange specific details of requested accommodations with faculty and staff members.
- To maintain the same academic standards required of all Antioch College students, including timely completion of academic work.
- To abide by the Antioch College Student Code of Conduct and the Student Handbook for matters such as academic honesty and behavior.