It is the policy of the Converse College to provide equal access to educational opportunities to qualified students with physical or mental disabilities, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Students requesting accommodation will need to provide appropriate documentation of:
- A disability, which is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities;
- A need for accommodation, by virtue of the specific functional limitations of the disability, to have equal access to educational opportunities.
It is the responsibility of a student who may require any type of accommodation to make their request in a timely manner in order to allow sufficient time for the accommodation decision process and arrangements for the adaptations.
Accommodation policies, procedures, and informational documents and forms are available on MyConverse. After reading the available information, undergraduate students may contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 MyConverse.
Certified Accommodation Plan
Once a student has been approved for accommodations, she will receive a Converse CAP Card. This CAP Card will allow her access to her accommodations while she is a student at Converse.