Information for Students

Trinity College strives to ensure that students with disabilities have the same opportunities to thrive academically and personally.  The College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and other relevant state and federal regulation.

Once admitted, students may request support services and accommodations by contacting the Accessibility Resources Office, located on Level A of the Library, just past the Watkinson Library. Some examples of conditions that may be accommodated are medical or psychiatric conditions, learning disabilities and long-term effects from a concussion or other injuries.  The Office of Student Accessibility Resources also assists students with short-term injuries including mobility impairments and with injuries that affect writing.  The Office works together with faculty, staff and students to arrange reasonable accommodations to reduce barriers to full participation in college life. Educational access includes the provision of classroom accommodations including testing accommodations and auxiliary aids. In addition, accommodations for housing, meal plans and physical access can be arranged. 

Accommodations will not reduce or waive any of the core requirements of any course or degree program. High school accommodations do not automatically transfer to Trinity and some accommodations provided during high school may not be appropriate in college. Please note that 504 plans and IEPs from high school are not used at the college level.  Accommodation decisions are based on current documentation such as educational evaluations conducted by a psychologist or a neuropsychologist or other medical information.  Trinity does not perform evaluations of educational, psychological, or medical disabilities.

Students must self-identify and submit a Request Form along with detailed supporting documentation.   Since documentation requirements at the college level can be different from high school requirements, the Accessibility office can help identify necessary documentation along with providing guidance and support to students applying for accommodations for the first time. 

The Student Accessibility Resource Center works to provide a caring, supportive and respectful environment while maintaining student confidentiality. Please do not hesitate to contact Lori Clapis, Accessibility Coordinator, at lori.clapis@trincoll.edu or 860-297-4025 with any questions or concerns.

Accommodation Request Forms

For accommodations related to attentional and other learning differences, please complete the Academic Accommodation Request form​

For accommodations involving housing, meal plan and other non-academic requests, please complete the Student Life Accommodation Request Form​.
Please provide adequate documentation of your disability from a qualified and appropriate healthcare professional.