Students with Disabilities

Hendrix College endeavors to create an  atmosphere in which diversity and individual rights of each member of the college community are respected.  Students with disabilities have met the same rigorous admission standards as all other students.  Some enter college aware of their problems and needs, while others discover them as they become engaged in the academic and social endeavors of college life.

Hendrix College is committed to providing “reasonable accommodation,” in keeping with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992.  Students requesting accommodations should contact Julie Brown, Coordinator of Academic Support Services, at (501) 505-2954 or to make an appointment and begin the review process.

Students requesting accommodations must provide appropriate documentation of the disability, which should include a diagnostic assessment and a recommendation report prepared by a qualified professional outside Hendrix College.  “Reasonable accommodation” will be determined on an individual basis by College staff in consultation with the student, faculty and/or staff member.  Accommodations are not retroactive.

Parents of students with disabilities may have some questions and concerns regarding the transition to college.  Jane Jarrow, a nationally recognized expert in the field of disability services, offers a word of advice as an advocate and a parent.  Click here to see Jane's letter to parents. 


Accommodations and Resources