Services for Students with Disabilities

Marietta College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The College seeks to offer support to all students and makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities. While providing resources and assistance to all MC students, the ARC also coordinates campus services for students with disabilities. In addition to the determination of reasonable accommodations and academic adjustments based on documentation of the disability, individualized guidance is available from the ARC's Disabilities Specialist (including referrals to outside agencies for testing and assessment as needed). Current comprehensive documentation of a disability from a licensed psychologist, psychiatrist, or physician must be provided to the ARC in order to establish reasonable accommodations. Students seeking to request accommodations or needing assistance with disability-related issues should contact the ARC for more information. The Disability Specialist meets with the student each semester to determine appropriate accommodations on a case-by-case basis.

If you had an IEP, 504 Plan or used a “Resource Room” in high school, you may be eligible for similar services at Marietta College. Please contact the ARC for more information on how this process works at the college level.


Examples of student services:

  • Determination of reasonable accommodations for the classroom
  • Accessible computer stations
  • Exam proctoring
  • Readers/scribes, note takers, and interpreters
  • Individual assistance, including advising meetings to discuss disability management

Examples of assistive technology:

  • Kurzweil 3000 Scan/Read System (reads text aloud and enlarges text)
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking voice dictation/recognition software
  • MathTalk and Scientific Notebook
  • Digital Recorders
  • Alternate format of textbook and classroom materials

Download the Policy and Procedure Guidelines for Students with Disabilties at Marietta College (PDF).