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Student Access Supports

Who we are and what we do:
 

The Student Success Centre at Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus is the centre of expertise for student accessibility and accommodation. Our team works with students who request accommodation as a result of:

  • a disability,
  • religious obligation, or
  • any barrier related to any other characteristic protected under Human Rights legislation (NSNBPEINFLD)

We also work with faculty, staff, parents and prospective students, who have questions regarding access and accommodation.

How we can help:

Develop strategies for academic success from first-year to graduation - strategies which may include:

  • clarifying your educational and career objectives
  • identifying skill-building opportunities
  • problem-solving if you are struggling in school
  • determining where to go for additional information/support
  • identifying accommodations as part of your academic planning

Our services

  • Information and education on accessibility and academic accommodations
  • Determining and facilitating classroom and exam accommodations
  • Determining and facilitating non-academic accommodations
  • Coordination of our Note-taking program
  • Advice on, and access to, technology supports
  • Assistance in accessing financial aid
  • Textbook scanning and/or publisher requests for PDFs
  • Referrals to on and off-campus resources and services
  • Self advocacy skill building

You can learn more about academic accommodations through our student guide or information sheet for faculty and staff.

Our work is governed by Dalhousie's Student Accommodation Policy which reads in part:

"This policy forms part of a broader, ongoing commitment to create a fully accessible university community, and acknowledges that, through dialogue, the university can better understand the nature and extent of campus barriers to accessibility. It is the responsibility of every member of the Dalhousie University community to be knowledgeable on institutional policies related to prohibited grounds for discriminatory practices and accessibility."