Accessibility and Accomodations

ACCOMMODATIONS DURING NSO

Students who might require an accommodation because of a physical or sensory disability should be in contact with the Academic Resource Center (arc@georgetown.edu) to discuss their needs. In this way, appropriate arrangements can be made in advance of NSO events.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Georgetown University is deeply committed to enriching the academic experience of students. The Academic Resource Center (ARC), a department within Student Affairs, offers an array of academic support services, including academic workshops, individual consultations, and tutoring. Students are encouraged to consult with an Academic Resource Center representative to discuss their academic needs so that appropriate University resources can be recommended to match their academic needs.

Individual consultations are provided for students who require specialized assistance in study skills. Also, study skills tutorials and other study skills information can be found at http://academicsupport.georgetown.edu/academic.

Along with academic workshops and individual consultations, the Academic Resource Center offers free peer tutoring services in select introductory courses. The tutoring program is open to Georgetown University undergraduates.

DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES

Georgetown University is committed to ensuring that no student is denied access to its programs, facilities, services, or activities, or otherwise discriminated against, on the basis of a disability. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the University will make reasonable accommodations for students with documented learning, physical, chronic health and/or psychological disabilities. The Academic Resource Center is responsible for evaluating requests for accommodation, and does so on a case- by-case basis in a manner designed to preserve confidentiality and provide students with as much independence as possible.

Students who believe they may be eligible for an accommodation are responsible for communicating their special needs to the Academic Resource Center staff. The University is not responsible for making special accommodations for students who do not inform the University of their disabling condition and their need for accommodation, or for those who do not provide the University adequate documentation of their disability. Students should be aware that while the University will work interactively with them to identify appropriate accommodation, the University is not able to modify course or degree requirements considered to be an essential requirement of the program of instruction.

The University encourages any students who believe they may have a qualifying disability to make an appointment with an ARC staff person to discuss available services and the process for documenting a disability and receiving accommodation(s).

ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER

Leavey Center, Suite 335
(202) 687.8354