Office of Disability Services
Disclosure of Disability
Colleges and universities are required to provide students with appropriate academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services that are necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal access and opportunity to participate in the school's facilities, programs, and activities. At the postsecondary level it is the student's responsibility to disclose their disability, to request academic adjustments and to follow established procedures for requesting those accommodations.
Muhlenberg College students with disabilities who request accommodations, auxiliary aids, and services are encouraged to identify these needs to the Office of Disability Services as soon as possible after their application to the College has been accepted and their decision to attend has been confirmed. Submission of current, detailed documentation of the student’s disability with a completed Disability Disclosure Document is required in order to process requests. (Preferably, before the advising period in June.)
The Office of Disability Services will review submitted documentation, including the completed Disability Disclosure Document, and will consult with the appropriate campus professionals for further action. The student will be invited to discuss the disclosed disability and the requested accommodations, auxiliary aids, and services with the designated campus departments that include:
- (1) The Academic Resource Center: For students with cognitive disabilities such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Learning Disabilities (LD).
- (2) Student Health Services: For students with health disabilities and/or mobility concerns.
- (3)Counseling Services: For students with psychiatric/behavorial/mental health disabilities.
The Muhlenberg College faculty and administration will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations that are requested in a timely manner, are appropriately documented, and do not compromise the integrity of the course or degree.
The student should print a copy of the Disability Disclosure Document and include the completed form with the submission of documentation.