Welcome! We are Accessibility Services.
Aligned with Sweet Briar College’s commitment to diversity, we envision a welcoming campus that is readily usable and accessible by students with varied characteristics, strengths and challenges. We strive to provide access that is sustainable, equitable and inclusive to the widest population possible.
We work with students, faculty and staff to ensure that all students at Sweet Briar College have equivalent access to campus curricula, facilities, services and resources.
Sweet Briar College guarantees all students with documented disabilities equal access to an education limited only by personal ability and not by disability and supports students in obtaining reasonable accommodations. In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008, Sweet Briar College recognizes a student with a disability as anyone who has a cognitive, mental health, physical or medical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. Accessibility Services coordinates the provision of reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. All reasonable accommodations are individualized, flexible and confidential based on the nature of the disability.
Sweet Briar College does not offer programs or courses specifically designed for students with disabilities. However, in addition to reasonable accommodations approved on a case-by-case basis, the College offers all students a variety of support services such as mentoring, advising, workshops, academic counseling, career services and therapeutic counseling. These services, along with small classes and an intimate connection to faculty and staff, contribute to an exceptional experience for all students.