The EC campus map can help you find your way around campus and find the best parking spot.
Accessibility services is dedicated to providing students with equal opportunities to achieve success. If you need learning accommodations, we’ll help you access them.
We want to ensure you can access the tools you need to thrive during your academic journey at Elmira College.
Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission or involvement. Elmira College is dedicated to ensuring our English Language Learner students are prepared for successful participation during and after their higher education experience.
The College will take appropriate measures to assess each student’s ability to participate and benefit through its English Language Learner Modification program. Students may also qualify for additional support including testing and classroom accommodations, academic advising, support, and counseling. Based on the assessment of English language comprehension, and after counseling or advising sessions, students are then placed within language improvement programs designed to empower and enrich.
In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as Amended, and with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Elmira College is committed to providing reasonable accommodation and services to students with qualifying documented disabilities. The Academic Accommodations Coordinator engages in a collaborative process with each student to review requests for accommodations on a case-by-case basis. The office also makes assistance available to individuals experiencing short-term illness or physical injury.
Examples of qualifying disabilities include:
Any disability that substantially limits one or more of a person's major life activities may necessitate modifications to the services, programs, or facilities of the College in order to ensure equal access. Students who have eligibility documentation on file with Elmira College’s Academic Accommodations Coordinator can be approved for a variety of appropriate accommodations that are matched to the individual student’s identified needs.
It is important to note, that while the college student is protected by Section 504, as well as the ADA, students choosing to go to college are not entitled to the same level of academic support they received in high school. Students entering college move from an environment that is structured to ensure student success to a college-level environment that is designed to allow equal access.
The college ensures access, but success is up to the student who must seek out appropriate support:
The following guidelines are provided to assist students, family members, physicians, or other medical professionals in identifying the type of information and documentation that will inform the process of determining reasonable and appropriate accommodations.
Please note, High School IEP and 504 plans are NOT considered sufficient documentation.
Documentation must include information on the student's diagnosis, specific functional limitations, and demonstrate the need for specific accommodations. The following are essential elements necessary for appropriate documentation for the determination and approval of accommodations:
Diagnostic methods that are congruent with the particular disability and current professional practices in the field, are recommended. Methods may include formal instruments, medical examinations, structured interview protocols, performance observations and unstructured interviews. If results from informal, non-standardized, or less common methods of evaluation are reported, an explanation of their role and significance in the diagnostic process will strengthen their value in providing useful information.
Elmira College has a beautiful - and historic - campus located in the Southern Tier of New York State. Some locations on campus can pose challenges, especially for individuals with mobility impairments.
The Elmira College Academic Accommodations Coordinator provides students with information and assistance regarding accessibility on campus. Students that have eligibility documentation on file with the Coordinator can:
Resources for College Students with Disabilities (10)