DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION REQUEST FORM
Submission Instructions: Please download, complete, and email this form, along with all supporting
documentation, to the appropriate contact below. Requests can be made at any time; however, in order for
accommodation requests to be reviewed and determined prior to the start of a term, completed forms and
documentation must be submitted by your program deadline listed below. Requests made after the deadlines
or during the term will be reviewed and determined as quickly as possible.
□ January 15 (for new and returning undergraduate students, spring term)
□ March 15 (housing accommodation requests due for returning undergraduate students, fall term)
□ May 1 (for MFA summer term and postbac students)
□ June 1 (for new undergraduate students*, and nonhousing accommodation requests for returning
undergraduate students, fall term)—please note: undergraduate housing assignments are for the full
academic year; therefore, requests made after the June 1 deadline may be more difficult to fulfill
□ December 1 (for MFA winter term students)
When a Student is Entitled to Accommodation: Under applicable disabilities laws, an otherwise qualified student
with a disability is entitled to reasonable accommodation in order to provide equal access to college programs and
facilities. A “disability” is a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits a major life activity, such as
caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, e
ating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending,
speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working, or other activities as
required by law. Bennington College works with each student to determine reasonable accommodations when the
student has filed a request for accommodation and submitted adequate documentation as provided below. Note: It
is not necessary to identify any disabilities for which you are not requesting accommodations.
Your Request for Accommodation and Required Documentation: Your request for accommodation must be as
specific as possible and normally must be accompanied by the Documentation of Disability form or an equivalent
report (e.g. a copy of a psychoeducational evaluation).
How the College Will Respond to Your Request: You may be asked to supplement the documentation you have
provided. Once we have received a specific request for accommodation from you, we will work interactively with
you to identify one or more appropriate accommodations, which may or may not be the specific
accommodation(s) you have requested. The College’s goal is to provide accommodations that are effective, even
though they may not be the specific accommodations requested in all cases.
Grievance Policy: A grievance policy for students, who believe they have been denied access to the College’s
programs or services because of a disability, including denial of a request for accommodation, is printed in the
Student Handbook, which is available on the
website or in the Provost and Dean’s Office.
● Academic/Classroom Accommodations: Katy Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org)
● Housing/Dining/Co-Curricular Accommodations: Christine Winget (email@example.com)
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