Students with Disabilities

Green Mountain College does not have separate programs for students with documented disabilities. Self- advocacy is very important as our programs are self-directed. All students must meet individual course and program requirements. The Calhoun Learning Center is the designated office for implementing the appropriate provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by coordinating reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.

Green Mountain College students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Learning Center as early as possible in order to receive reasonable accommodations that are appropriate based on the nature of the student’s disability and program needs. We provide a confidential and individualized approach to working with our students with disabilities by discussing appropriate accommodations determined on an individual basis, based upon current documentation.  

All accommodations for students with disabilities (academic, housing, or dietary accommodations) are facilitated through the Calhoun Learning Center. The first step in the accommodation process is to provide documentation to the Center.  Documentation can be sent by email to calhounlearningcenter@greenmtn.edu or fax at (802)287-8288 or mail:  Calhoun Learning Center, Green Mountain College, One Brennan Circle, Poultney, VT 05764.  Once we receive this documentation, we reach out to your student and set up a meeting with them during the first week of classes.  The result of this meeting is the development of an accommodation plan which is shared with the faculty through the student.  Once the faculty reviews the plan, students have active accommodations in place.

It is not uncommon for students with disabilities to consider starting the semester without accommodations.  Because accommodations are not retroactive, we actually encourage the opposite.  We like students to utilize their accommodations at first as a way of better understanding their learning needs.   

Click here for more information about the accommodation process.  If you have any further questions about the process, please contact our Learning Specialist at (802)287-8812 or through the calhounlearningcenter@greenmtn.edu

Last modified: Thursday, 2 June 2016, 4:04 PM