Babson College welcomes students with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of their college experience. Babson College is prepared to modify policies, practices and procedures, as necessary, to assure that students with disabilities have full access to all programs, services, and benefits of the institution. This includes (but is not limited to) classroom and exam accommodations, housing and dining accommodations, assuring architectural and facilities access, and modifications of policies that might have differential impact on students because of disability. Our policy is consistent with relevant governmental statutes and regulations surrounding issues for students with disabilities including those pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (amended in 2008), Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The College provides students with reasonable accommodations in a timely manner when such accommodations are necessary to afford goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations to individuals with disabilities, unless providing the accommodation would fundamentally alter the nature of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations.
The mission of the Office of Disability Services is to collaborate and empower students with disabilities to coordinate support services and programs that enable equal access to an education and college life.
The Office of Disability Services is responsible for evaluating and coordinating services for students with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are determined after consultation with the student and thorough review of the student's medical documentation. Students must initiate the accommodation process by meeting with the Director of the Learning Center to register with the Office of Disability Services.
For enrolled Babson College students, more information can be found regarding the Office of Disability Services’ policies and procedures on the Babson Hub.