Student Accessibility and Accommodations

Hours of Operation

Professional Staff:

  • Access Consultants are available Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5.p.m.
  • Starting Sept. 13th, Access Consultants will be available on Mondays and Tuesdays between 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. for CfA and Graduate students.
  • All of our Access Consultants have returned to working on campus full-time, and we are available to meet with students in person, by phone, or remotely via Google Meet.

Testing Center:

  • Tests can be scheduled for Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Evening proctoring will be dependent on staffing availability. Check back soon for evening proctoring hours.

Creating Accessible Learning Environments

St. Kate’s values diversity of all kinds, and considers disability another aspect of diversity. It’s our goal to address barriers to full participation in the academic and co-curricular experience—online and on campus.

Students meet with our staff to plan appropriate accommodations and identify campus and community resources that may be beneficial. The process is flexible and guided by each student's history, experiences and disability documentation. If you are a prospective student, contact Student Accessibility and Accommodations staff early in your college planning.

Student Accessibility and Accommodations staff have experience working with students impacted by many conditions, such as learning disabilities, chronic medical issues, ADD/ADHD, traumatic brain injury, psychiatric conditions, Autism spectrum disorders, hearing loss/Deafness and vision-based disabilities, etc.

Resources and Support for Students

The services and accommodations through Student Accessibility and Accommodations are individualized and determined on a case-by-case basis.

These services may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Classroom accommodations
  • Test accommodations
  • Access to books and other course materials in an alternative format
  • Regular meetings with Student Accessibility and Accommodations staff
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Use of assistive technology
  • Clinical accommodation planning
  • Referral to campus and community resources
  • Disability accommodations for resident students

How to Access Services

The first step to working with Student Accessibility and Accommodations is to contact our office to schedule an initial meeting. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with Student Accessibility and Accommodations.

All students are welcome to discuss their academic concerns with Student Accessibility and Accommodations.

After your consultation, appropriate disability information and verification will be gathered from healthcare providers using these forms. Your past academic experiences, records of past accommodations and services used in high school or at another college/university will be considered, along with formal documentation, letters from healthcare, education or service providers.

Once documented information has been received, you will work with staff to collaborate on appropriate accommodations and resources for each course. You will receive accommodation letters to distribute to faculty members, and it is your responsibility to deliver them if you want to use the recommended accommodations. We encourage you to talk with faculty members about the accommodations and their implementation.

You are welcome to consult with Student Accessibility and Accommodations staff at any time regarding accommodation issues, problem-solving or any other concerns.

Providing Access and Equal Opportunity

An accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a course, program, service, job, activity, or facility that enables a qualified student with a disability to have an equal opportunity.

Accommodations are determined through conversation between the student and Student Accessibility and Accommodations. Each individual student and each class may require different accommodations. The accommodations must be reasonable and cannot fundamentally alter the nature of the course.