Welcome to Claremont McKenna College! If you are a student with a disability, we welcome and encourage you to connect with our office. We provide a variety of accommodations that are specific to students' disabilities. These include academic, testing, housing and physical accommodations, among others. Each accommodation is designed to provide equal access for you during your time as a student here at CMC. Please use our website and contact information to get you started on the process.
Claremont McKenna College is committed to providing equal access to its programs, services and facilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments. The Dean of Students Office is responsible for coordinating disability support services for students, with other College departments assisting in the provision of accommodations for students. The Department of Human Resources works with faculty and staff who qualify for accommodations.
A recipient may not impose upon handicapped students other rules, such as the prohibition of tape recorders in classrooms or of dog guides in campus buildings that have the effect of limiting the participation of handicapped students in the recipient’s education program or activity. In order to allow a student with a disability the use of an effective aid and, at the same time, protect the instructor, the institution may require the student to sign an agreement so as not to infringe on a potential copyright or to limit freedom of speech.
An accommodations file is created for you and maintained by the Dean of Students Office. Your accommodations file, including your documentation, is considered confidential information and does not become part of your permanent record. Information contained in your accommodations file is not normally shared with other campus offices or individuals without your written consent unless such information is needed to implement your accommodation(s).