Student Support Services works with students with diagnosed disabilities and provides academic services and accommodations designed to create equal educational access without compromising the essential elements of the curriculum. Students are required to provide documentation verifying that a diagnosed condition meets the legal definition of a disability covered under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Eligibility for accommodations is determined on an individual basis. Once eligible, students are required to meet with the Student Support Services staff each term to reevaluate their accommodations and check-in.
Requesting/Receiving Accommodations at Ripon College
1. Contact Student Support Services
Students seeking accommodations should contact Student Support Services (920) 748-8107 and prepare to provide current documentation of a disability from an appropriate professional directly to the SSS office via e-mail [email protected] or fax (920) 748-8382. This submission of documentation should occur as soon as possible after acceptance and/or enrollment at Ripon College.
2. Complete Intake Questionnaire
Complete the SSS Disability Services questionnaire by contacting Lisa Zeman at [email protected] for a student link to the application. A ripon.edu email address is required.
3. Schedule and Participate in an Initial Meeting (In-Person, Phone or Video Conference)
Following the completion of the application, you will receive an email from Lisa Zeman to schedule an initial meeting. The initial meeting is a conversation either in-person, by phone, or by video conference about your accommodation requests, accommodation history, and the impact of your condition(s) on your educational and/or personal life. Please contact us if you do not receive an email within 5 business days of submitting the online application.
4. Schedule Semester Meeting with Student Support Services (SSS)
Students meet with SSS to discuss requested accommodations and collaboratively complete a Student Disclosure Form. Students are responsible for introducing themselves and reviewing completed Disclosure Forms with Instructors at the beginning of each term to make a plan for how accommodations will work in each course. SSS will work closely with students in order to coach them on how to talk to professors about accommodations like extended time on tests, quiet rooms for test-taking, and the use of technology.