Welcome! We are Student Accessibility Services.
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) coordinates the provision of reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and students experiencing barriers due to inaccessibility. All reasonable accommodations are individualized, flexible and confidential based on the nature of the disability
We envision a Converse University that has programs, services, and environments that are accessible to all, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.
The primary mission of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is to ensure that all students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities at Converse University. SAS promotes self-determination and self-advocacy of students with disabilities throughout the university community.
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008, Converse recognizes a student with a disability as anyone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. It is the policy of Converse to provide reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with disabilities.
Accommodation policies, procedures, and informational documents and forms are available on My.Converse. After reading the available information, undergraduate students may contact AccessibilityServices@converse.edu with further questions.
Procedure for Requesting Accommodations
To declare a disability, a student must provide relevant documentation of the disability and list accommodations requested. Common accommodations include: permission to tape-record lectures, extended time on quizzes and exams, quiet testing, use of a note-taker in class.
Request for housing accommodations must be received by February 1st for returning students and June 1st for new students.
Students may request accommodations through My.Converse.
Certified Accommodation Plan
Once a student has been approved for accommodations, they will receive a Converse CAP Card. This CAP Card will allow access to accommodations while a registered student at Converse.
Please visit My.Converse to read the instructions for the applicable disability.