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 LITC, 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 for students to fully participate 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.
For first year students, it’s important to note that high school accommodations do not automatically transfer to Trinity and some accommodations provided during high school may not be appropriate in college. While 504 plans and IEP information from high school are useful information, they 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, however, we can provide information on local resources, if needed. Accommodations will not reduce or waive any of the core requirements of any course or degree program.
Students must self-identify and submit an online application form along with detailed supporting documentation. Since documentation requirements at the college level can be different from high school requirements, the Accessibility Resource Center 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 our office at [email protected] or 860-297-4206 with any questions or concerns.
To request accommodations:
For all requests, students must complete an online application with detailed supporting documentation.
For academic accommodation requests related to learning and attentional diagnoses, please submit your psychoeducational evaluation. For all other academic accommodations, please ask your health care provider to complete this form. Submit this supporting documentation with your online application.