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At Bethel, we are committed to providing an environment where all students have the opportunity to equally participate in the academic experience, including students with disabilities. Students with disabilities have rights as determined by federal and state laws which require institutions to provide reasonable accommodations for the student's disability in order to afford an equal opportunity to participate in the college's programs, courses, and activities.

Faculty play an integral role and work closely with the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS) to provide accommodations. If a student makes reference to having a disability, please refer them to register with OARS.

Syllabus Statement

All syllabi must include the following statement from the catalog, not just a link to this policy, “Disability-related accommodations are determined by the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS). Students are responsible to contact the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services. Once a student is registered with OARS and it is determined that accommodations are to be made, OARS will notify the student and the instructor via email. Students choosing to use the disability-related accommodations must contact the instructor no later than five business days before accommodations are needed. The instructor will provide accommodations, but the student is required to initiate the process for the accommodations.”

Types of Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations and services are based on how a student's documented disability affects him or her. The Office of Accessibility Resources and Services works with students and faculty to determine appropriate strategies and accommodations to meet a student's disability-related needs for each term.

Testing Accommodations 

For students that have testing accommodations complete the Test Request Form to set up exams.

Faculty Resources 

If you have questions about how to support students, please contact us. Our office has many resources and can provide the expertise and support that you may need.