Mona Minkara '09, a legally blind student, was the 2009 Commencement Student Speaker. Read her remarks.
Wellesley is committed to providing students who have disabilities the access and support they need to achieve their academic potential and to participate fully in Wellesley’s activities.
The Office of Disability Services works with the entire campus community: from applicants and prospective students to lifelong staff members, faculty, alumnae, and visitors for special events. Do not hesitate to contact the office!
Each student is viewed as an individual with a unique set of strengths and abilities. Disability Services professionals are available to provide individualized assistance and information to students. The director of Disability Services works with all students with disabilities, temporary or permanent, and is the first contact point for students with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, and attention disorders.
Students with disabilities are encouraged to explore services and resources confidentially and in person.
Wellesley is committed to providing equal workplace and educational opportunities for all its faculty, staff and students, including those with disabilities.
Wellesley does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities in its admissions or educational programs, campus activities, or in its hiring and employment practices — in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments ("ADA"), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and amendments ("Section 504"), and other related laws and regulations.
In addition, no qualified individuals with disabilities will be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, any educational program, campus event, workplace activity, or employment opportunity if the denial is based on the College's need to make reasonable accommodations for that individual's disability.
For further information about ADA:
For further information about Section 504:
The College’s anti-discrimination policies are described in the links below: