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disability services office

Purpose and Mission

The mission of the Disability Services Office is to assist students with disabilities at Boston College in achieving their educational, career, and personal goals through the full range of institutional and community resources. The office ensures that students with disabilities receive support services and accommodations that permit equal access to all Boston College programs and the opportunity to realize their potential and develop effective self-advocacy skills.

Boston College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations and integrated access for students with disabilities to all available academic, social, and recreational programs and activities. The Disability Services Office at Boston College, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, works closely with students, administrators, and faculty to develop and implement individualized accommodations tailored to students' needs.

Appropriate support services are provided by Paulette Durrett, Assistant Dean for Students with Disabilities. The Disability Services Office serves undergraduate and graduate students with hearing, visual, mobility, medical, and psychiatric disabilities. The Assistant Dean also works with University administrators to develop policies and procedures pertinent to students with disabilities and acts as a general information and referral service on disability issues.

Current Boston College students with disabilities who require accomodations or information about accessibility in connection with an event sponsored by Boston College should contact the Disability Services Office at 617-552-3470.  Students are encouraged to contact the Disability Services Office as soon as possible, preferably a minimum of two weeks prior to the event.  The Office will work with event sponsors and individuals to provide reasonable accommodations and accessibility for the event. Individuals with disabilities that are not current Boston College students should contact the office through which the event is being held and inquire about individual accomodations for people with disabilities.


Contact Information

Paulette Durrett, MSW, LCSW
Assistant Dean for Students with Disabilities
Office of the Dean of Students

Boston College
Maloney Hall Suite 448
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3859
Phone: 617-552-3470
TTY: 617-552-8914
Fax: 617-552-3473
Email: paulette.durrett@bc.edu

Click here for a Disability
Services Brochure.

PLEASE NOTE: Copies of this information may be obtained by contacting the Office of the Dean of Students, Boston College, Maloney Hall Suite 448, or by calling 617-552-3470, or by emailing disabilityservices@bc.edu.

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