Contact UsStudent Services
Location: Building 517, Room 111
Phone: (909) 607-0389
Fax: (909) 607-8086
Email: student_services[at symbol]kgi.edu
The Office of Student Services is dedicated to helping all graduate students at Keck Graduate Institute with the resources they need to be academically and personally successful. As part of this mission, we seek to provide information and resources to students based on their different gifts, abilities and backgrounds.
Students with a disability may experience some unique challenges while pursuing a degree or certificate. KGI wants you to know that there are resources here to promote success in your academic pursuits and beyond. Below we have listed some of the resources that may be helpful to you.
All academic accommodations for students with disabilities are handled through the Office of Student Services. It is important to make an appointment as soon as possible to determine reasonable accommodations. These accommodations will then be put in writing and presented in a Verified Individualized Services and Accommodations (VISA) form to you. It is then your responsibility to present this information to your instructors to work out the details of your necessary accommodations. The following are disabilities that can be accommodated:
- Learning Disabilities (LD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
- Visual Impairments
- Hearing Impairments
- Mobility Impairments
- Mental Health Conditions
- Health Disabilities
What is a Reasonable Accommodation?
A reasonable accommodation is a modification in policies, practices, or procedures when the modifications are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability, unless the modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of KGI's service, program or activity. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to:
- Note taking services
- Text conversion to alternative accessible formats
- Interpreter services
- Adjusting time limits on tests
- Making facilities and/or programs readily accessible to and useable for individuals with disabilities
KGI makes reasonable accommodations for known disabilities of otherwise qualified students. In general, it is the responsibility of the student to make their disability status and subsequent need for an accommodation known to the Office of Student Services. Through this contact a dialogue concerning possible accommodations can ensue. Thus, determinations regarding accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Special Considerations for Graduate Students with Psychological Disabilities
Graduate students with psychological disabilities confront unique challenges for academic success. It is therefore important that you seek appropriate accommodations. Please note that a mental disorder in or of itself does not necessarily constitute a disability. Before accommodations can be obtained, it is required that you have your condition evaluated by a mental health professional. Seeking an evaluation as soon as possible will enable a timely receipt of support services. Contact Monsour Counseling Center for more information and resources.