Colgate is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to students with special housing or dietary needs. If you have individual needs or circumstances that warrant special consideration, there is a review process and committee designated for that purpose.
You must complete a special accommodations application (for returning students
or for new students
) and submit it along with written documentation from a professional who is not related to you and who is qualified to evaluate your needs to Lynn Waldman, director of Academic Support and Disability Services. The special accommodation process is provided in greater detail below in the frequently asked questions.
Please note: if your need is related to dietary concerns, you must contact George Murray
, director of Dining Services (315-228-7670).
To receive special consideration for housing assignments, you are required to submit a special accommodations application (for returning students
or for new students
). Where it asks you to describe the needs that prompt you to request special accommodations, please be thorough and freely use the space on the back of the form, if needed. Along with the application, please provide complete and current documentation from a professional who is not a relative and who is qualified to address your needs to:
Director of Academic Support and Disability Services
Center for Learning, Teaching and Research (gray building across from the Merrill House)
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
If you have documentation on file with either the Office of Disability Services or the Student Health Service, you should confirm that it is up to date and make note of that on the application.
All information is considered confidential and appropriate information in the documentation is shared with Colgate’s Special Accommodations Committee
solely for the purpose of determining appropriate and reasonable housing accommodation.
- Lynn Waldman, director of academic support and disability services, chair
- Merrill Miller, MD, director of student health services
- George Murray, director of campus dining services
- Sue Smith, associate dean of the college
- Brenda Ice, director of residential life
- Ryan Bennett, associate director of housing and operations
- Dawn LaFrance, counseling and psychological services