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Disability Services

Welcome to Disability Services 

Mission Statement

The mission of Disability Services is to provide equal opportunities and equal access to education, programs, and activities for all students with disabilities at New Mexico Tech.  Disability Services works collaboratively with University Partners to foster a welcoming, diverse and inclusive community.  

Theresa Kappel Disability Case Manager 
Phone 575-835-6209
disability@nmt.edu 
Brown Hall 
 
                                                     To request accommodations: 

1) Complete the Student Request for Accommodation Form

2) Provide Documentation NMT Office for Disability Services Documentation Policy 

3) Request a meeting: email disability@nmt.edu  or call 575-835-6209

4) Participate in an interactive welcome meeting with the Office for Disability Services 

It is the responsibility of the Student to request accommodations and to make their needs known to the Office for Disability Services (ODS).  Accommodations are an on-going interactive process in which the student is expected to be a key player and self-advocate. Accommodations are not retroactive. 

ODS arranges accommodations for students who have documented disabilities that affect their ability to participate on an equal basis with students who do not have disabilities.  NMT will work with the student through an interactive process to provide appropriate and reasonable accommodations.  Accommodations cannot fundamentally alter a course, curriculum, the learning outcomes or NMT policy.   

New Mexico Tech recognizes its obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.  New Mexico Tech is committed to equality of educational opportunity and ensures that no qualified person shall by reason of a disability be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of any program or activity operated by the University.  

Students are encouraged to request services well in advance of the start of the semester to allow adequate time to make arrangements. Students should provide current documentation to be eligible for accommodations. Documentation will state the impact and specific functional limitations relating to the disability.  

 

Information for New and Returning Students

Please complete the Student Request for Accommodation Form;  email, bring it to ODS prior to your first appointment with the Disability Case Manager along with other diagnostic documentation.

Procedure Request Disability Services (PDF)

Student Request for Accommodation Form (PDF Fillable) 

NMT Office for Disability Services Documentation Policy(PDF)

 Exam Proctoring 

The Office for Disability Services (ODS) has limited space for students requiring extended time or reduced distraction environment when taking exams based on eligible accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA, 1990).  The student is responsible for working with their professor to have the exam test request form completed.  Submission of this form to ODS via email disability@nmt.edu or in-person is required at least 48 hours before the exam is to be proctored.  

ODS Exam Proctoring Request Form  (PDF Fillable)
(To be completed by the student and faculty member)