How Do I Receive Other Accommodations?
Grinnell is not a labyrinth. Individuals with physical disabilities can get around campus. The college has 57 buildings on a 108-acre campus. All major classrooms and dining facilities are accessible, as are the major social sites. Six of the college's 19 residence halls, as well as a college-owned student house on Park Street are accessible to individuals with physical disabilities. In addition, there are access lifts in the bookstore, the campus post office, and the swimming pool. Water fountains and restrooms have been adapted for people with physical disabilities, and strobelight fire alarms have been installed for people with hearing impairments.
Jennifer Krohn, Senior Research Associate (641) 269-3707
Office of Diverstiy and Achievement
Individuals with disabilities who have difficulty accessing buildings, using sidewalks, or other physical access issues are encouraged to bring their concerns to the attention of Jennifer Krohn and Mark Godar, Director of Facilities Management.
Travis Greene, Dean of Students, (641) 269-3700
Office of Student Affairs, JRC 3rd floor
Travis Greene and Laura Gogg work with students whose disabilities or health-related conditions require accommodations in their housing in the residence halls and in off-campus, college-owned houses.
Dick Williams, Director of Dining Services, (641) 269-3661
Dining Services, JRC 2nd floor
Dick works with students who have medically-documented food-related needs such as diabetes, food allergies and eating disorders and students who need specific access to the dining hall due to a motor or visual impairment. Students requesting accommodations in their food options and meal plans should first document their condition with the college's Health Center. Then the Dining Services staff will meet individually with students to discuss dining options, special food availability or other specific accommodations.
Read on to learn: What is a "Reasonable Accommodation"?