Babson College is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for students with disabilities.
College policy states that no qualified student be excluded from participating in any College program or activity, be denied the benefits of any College program or activity, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination with regard to any College program or activity.
The mission of Disability Services is to:
- Support students in their academic and personal lives
- Empower students to be responsible for their own academic success
- Advocate for student's accommodation requests
- Educate students with disabilities, their peers, and the community on disability issues
Disability Services serves students with visual, mobility, and hearing impairments, as well as students with hidden disabilities such as chronic medical conditions, learning disabilities, and psychiatric disabilities. Disability Services also works with faculty and administrators to provide accommodations, as well as assist students in participating in college activities.
Students with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations according to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation act of 1973 as amended in 2009. These federal laws protect students from discrimination based on actual or perceived disability every student with a documented disability has the following rights:
Equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs and facilities available to the college
Reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and or axillary aids determined on a case by case basis
Appropriate confidentiality of information pertaining to his/her disability with the choice of whom there disability will be disclosed, except required by law
Notification regarding grievance procedures pertaining to students with disabilities