Connecticut College provides a variety of services to all students, some of which may be of particular interest to students with disabilities. In addition to the Office of Student Accessibility Services, campus resources for students with disabilities include:
Counseling Services provides both individual counseling sessions and off-campus referrals, if indicated, and coordinates campus support groups dealing with emotional issues. Counselors will also meet with parents and individual faculty members but only if requested by the student using counseling services. A student who is interested in developing a specific support group should call the director of counseling services. Counseling Services is entirely confidential and will share information with the Director of Student Accessibility Services or another staff member only if a release has been signed by the student.
The Student Health Services office maintains all medical records and provides short-term health care. Health Services staff can make referrals to local medical personnel when necessary. In order to have Health Services share information with the director of Student Accessibility Services or another staff member (or vice versa) a student must sign a release.
Students who have questions about obtaining prescription medications from on-campus resources should contact Student Health Services for details.
The Writing Center provides one-to-one tutoring to help writers of all abilities during all stages of the writing process. The Center is staffed by undergraduate tutors from a variety of majors who are specially trained to assist students with their writing projects. The Center is open whenever classes are in session and operates by appointment or on a walk-in basis. Students are encouraged to make appointments to guarantee availability of a tutor. Workshops on study skills are also offered at specific times during the semester.
The ARC provides academic support services for all students so that they may reach their maximum academic potential. Although the primary goal is to assist students in becoming more efficient and effective learners, the ARC is available to all who wish to improve their academic skills and ability to learn. Support services available include one-to-one and group peer course tutoring and basic and advanced academic skills workshops (time management, procrastination prevention, study skills and strategies, notetaking, effective listening, public speaking, structuring research, overall success).
CELS provides a four-year program through which students plan coursework and activities, culminating in a search for a career-related funded junior-year internship, and finalized by helping seniors with job search and graduate school applications.
The office offers a full range of career services for all students regardless of participation in the formal CELS Funded Internship program. CELS is great for help with academic planning, academic certificate centers, jobs, internships/summer jobs, resumes, cover letters and more!