Alfred State is firmly committed to providing an equal opportunity for a college education to all qualified students. The philosophy of the Office of Accessibility Services reflects the interpretation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in terms of providing reasonable and individualized accommodations. We welcome students with disabilities into our campus community and our programs. In this spirit, we are committed to providing reasonable opportunities to qualified students to participate in campus programs and activities. We recognize that the needs for each person with a disability are unique; therefore, services and/or accommodations are provided on an individualized basis. Students with disabilities are encouraged to participate in all aspects of campus life. Self-identification is essential and self-advocacy is encouraged.
Transition to College
Please watch our Transition to College video for some helpful hints and information regarding transitioning from high school to college.
How to Access Services
Students who will be requesting support services must identify themselves to the Office of Student Accessibilities Service. To verify eligibility, documentation must be provided that clearly indicates the presence of a disability that limits a major life activity, the functional impact of the disability on the pursuit of post-secondary education, and justification of the need for accommodations. A counselor will determine eligibility for services based on the quality of the submitted documentation.
Students eligible for services/accommodations must meet with a disability counselor each semester. Student needs will be determined, put in letter form by a counselor, and delivered, by the student, to respective faculty.
If students fail to self-identify and/or provide adequate documentation of a disability, they will be unable to access services/accommodations. Early identification is encouraged.
If you wish to submit documentation to the Office of Accessibility Services, please feel free to use our Student Document Uploader tool.
Useful OAS forms
- Confidentiality of Disability-Related Information
- Certification Exam Policy
- Course Substitutions and Waivers
- Determination of Services
- Evacuation Policy
- Full-time Students with Less than Traditional Full-time Load
- Grievance Procedure
- Guidelines for Documentation
- How Need for Consideration or Accommodation Is Decided
- Institution’s Understanding of Its Responsibility to Provide Equal Access
- Procedure for Requesting Accommodations
- Responsibility for Accommodation Determination
- Service and Assistance Animal Policy (pdf)
NVRA Voter Registration
The Office of Accessibility Services, located in the Student Success Center on both the Alfred and Wellsville campuses, is a National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) voter registration site. Voter registration forms can also be obtained at the Center for Civic Engagement in the Student Leadership Center or online. For more information, please visit the New York State elections website.
Dr. Melanie Ryan at 607-587-4506 (Alfred)
Stephanie DeRue at 607-587-3112 (Wellsville & Northland)
Andrew Mowrer at 607-587-4125 (Testing and Technology)