The Learning Commons provides an inclusive and respectful learning community. Our diversity and the diversity of students whom we tutor may be reflected by differences in race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and other social identities and life experiences. We encourage and appreciate expressions of different ideas, opinions, and beliefs, so that conversations and interactions that could potentially be divisive turn instead into opportunities for intellectual and personal enrichment. Both speaking up and listening are valuable tools for furthering thoughtful, enlightening dialogue. Respecting one another's individual differences is critical in transforming a collection of diverse individuals into an inclusive, collaborative, and excellent learning community. We offer a safe, reflective, socially-structured space in which we develop our expertise together, respecting what others say, their right to say it, and the thoughtful consideration of others' communication. In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, the Learning Commons is committed to providing equal access to all students. The space, format, and requirements of tutoring are intended to work productively with mental health, medical, and / or physical needs in order to support student learning and engagement.
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Bard College is committed to providing otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities equal access to the College's academic courses, programs, and activities. In support of this mission, the College provides services and reasonable accommodations to self-identified students who present the appropriate documentation.
The ADA/504 coordinator will investigate the complaint and issue a report, normally within 30 days. Unsatisfactory resolutions should be taken up on appeal with the dean of students. After consideration by the dean, further appeals may be addressed directly to the president. Students who file a complaint are protected against retaliation in any form. If a student suspects that such retaliation has occurred, the student should file a written complaint per the above.
Contact: Bethany Nohlgren, Dean of Students or Nancy Smith, Campus Accessibility Project Manager at 845-758-7532 or [email protected]