In keeping with its mission, diversity statement, and community principles, and as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Goucher College does not discriminate on the basis of disability. The college has adopted a Nondiscrimination Policy and Grievance Procedure.
The college also has implemented a Disability Initiative to prepare Goucher students to be comfortable living and working with people with disabilities.
Services the college provides to students with disabilities include:
Accessible Classrooms: Any student who needs his/her classes scheduled in an accessible classroom should preregister and notify Student Administrative Services of this need.
Special Housing Needs: Any student who believes he/she has special housing needs must submit supporting documentation, including a form, available from the Office of Community Living, that must be completed by a qualified examiner. Requests will be considered by the director of student health and counseling and/or the disability specialist. Reasonable accommodations will be made as appropriate. Assignments to a specific residence hall cannot be guaranteed. Absent special circumstances, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, and most psychological disorders generally do not warrant special housing.
Educational Program: Goucher College does not have a program for students with disabilities, but students with disabilities can take advantage of the academic support services available to all students through the Writing Center and the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE). If a student cannot complete any requirement because of a documented disability, he/she may petition the associate dean for undergraduate studies, with the assistance of the disabilities specialist, for an appropriate substitution. Reasonable academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids for students with disabilities are provided on an individual basis, as required by federal law.
Incoming students with documented disabilities who wish to request adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services must complete the Disabilities Registration Form (that can be downloaded from the new student portal) and submit it with the appropriate documentation to Dr. Frona Brown, college disabilities specialist, Goucher College,1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794; telephone, 410-337-6178:e-mail, email@example.com.