ADR envisions an accessible and welcoming campus free from physical, instructional and attitudinal barriers that recognize, honor and celebrate each students' God-given talents, strengths and gifts.
Accessibility and Disability Resources collaborates interdepartmentally to ensure every aspect of campus life - academics, residential living and spiritual formation - are accessible. The Center provides the Olivet community with resources, education and direct services so students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate and achieve their self-determined goals.
- Knowledge of rights and responsibilities - Upon interaction with ADR, students will be able to: understand their rights and responsibilities, the reasonable accommodation request process and how to fully access approved accommodations.
- Reasoned thinking - Upon interaction with ADR, students will be able to: demonstrate self-awareness in articulating functional limitations in relation to access barriers through reflection, critical thought and problem-solving.
- Interdependence - Upon interaction with ADR, students will be able to: self-advocate and proactively communicate their needs with faculty and ADR staff, utilizing campus and community resources to minimize environmental barriers in campus life.
New and Prospective Students
Differences in the legal mandates between high school and postsecondary education mean that accommodations in college are not necessarily duplicates of what was received in high school. Higher education disability law ensures access for students with disabilities. It is important that students build self-efficacy skills and communicate with the Accessibility and Disability Resources office to ensure timely and sufficient accommodation. For more information about the differences between disability accommodation in K-12 and postsecondary education, we recommend the following resource.