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Student Disability Resources

Swarthmore College welcomes students with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of college life. Our mission is to ensure that students with physical, medical, learning or psychological disabilities are provided with equal access to all college programs, activities and services. Director Monica Vance and  Assistant Director Jenna Rose advise students about the College's policy, procedure and resources, reviews students' documentation and collaborates with students, faculty and staff to arrange reasonable accommodations that support students' individual needs. For more information contact the Student Disability Services staff at

Accommodations Process

The accommodations process is designed to be collaborative. Once you are registered with Student Disability Services, Director Monica Vance or Assistant Director Jenna Rose, will work with you to facilitate reasonable accommodations that will not fundamentally alter the academic standards of your courses. Please be aware that we cannot offer retroactive accommodations.

Documentation Guidelines

Students requesting accommodations for disabilities must provide documentation of a condition that has a current functional impact and meets the current legal definition of a disability. We recognize that each student's situation is unique. For details, please refer to Documentation Guidelines.

Appeal Process

We encourage students to work closely with the Disability Service should any concerns arise with specific accommodations. If a disagreement arises concerning requested accommodations, the student may appeal the decision. For details, see the Appeal Process.