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Access Resources for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities enhance the culture of Colby-Sawyer and contribute diverse perspectives to the academic community. The college values student agency and independence, and this notion is embedded in its work with students.

Access Resources is committed to providing qualified students (undergraduate, graduate and professional learners) equal access to the curriculum, services and activities of the college in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Staff collaborate with faculty and staff across campus to foster a welcoming environment and implement reasonable accommodations to ensure that all students benefit from available opportunities.

Access Resources has helped me stay on track. When my advisor and I figured out that I was on pace to possibly graduate a year early, I knew all my hard work was paying off.

Benjamin Taber ’22 – Business Administration

Applications for Newly Accepted and Enrolled Students

Enrolled students seeking accommodations or support services should access applications for resources on myColby-Sawyer.

Notification Process for Students
  • Submit a complete Application for Disability Accommodations if needed
  • Submit a complete Application for Disability Housing if needed
  • Both applications must have submitted documentation (testing from a qualified evaluator) verifying your disability and the need for services or accommodations. You may either attach documentation to your application(s) before submitting or mail separately to the college. Please refer to the Documentation Guidelines. Please note that IEPs and 504 plans are not considered adequate documentation but may be submitted as supplemental information.

The provision of accommodations and services is based on assessment of the current impact of your disability on academic performance. Therefore, it is necessary to provide recent documentation. Once eligibility is determined, staff will meet with you to review recommendations. Knowing your needs in advance helps staff prepare to make your first semester at Colby-Sawyer a positive and productive experience.


Questions about Access Resources can be sent to a learning specialist at