It is the policy of The College of St. Scholastica that all otherwise qualified students with disabilities will be given equal educational opportunities in the classroom and other College-sponsored programs and activities, including study abroad programs. The College will ensure that no otherwise qualified student with disabilities will be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any College class, program, or activity.
Any student who needs assistance in gaining equal access to classes or college resources due to physical, psychological, or learning disability, as well as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder; a visual or hearing impairment and/or chronic medical condition should request assistance through this office. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment or for more information.
This model empowers the individual to advocate and make decisions, while acknowledging that the community and the Disability Resource Center (DRC) have a social responsibility to students with disabilities. The College community must contribute to furthering the education, understanding, and promotion of people with disabilities. The principles of the social model of disability are:
• Disability is only a difference, not a limitation or deficiency.
• Being disabled is neither good nor bad; it is who you are.
• Problems with disability arise from an inaccessible society.
• A change in society, not the person, will eliminate the problem.
• This change can come from the person with a disability, an advocate, or anyone who wants people with disabilities to be equally included in society.
Melissa Watschke MSW, LGSW
Director Tower 2126
Anita Gille Disability Specialist Tower 2116
Sister Victorine Sitter, OSB Testing Proctor
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811