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Academic Support Resources

There are many resources available for all students, and within our campus-wide support system, we offer services that are responsive to the individual talents and needs of our students who have disabilities. We invite suggestions about innovative and meaningful ways to respond to the special needs of members of the Colgate community.

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Lynn Waldman

Director of Academic Support and Disability Services
Center for Learning, Teaching, and Research
Reviews documentation to determine reasonable accommodations. Works with students and faculty to insure that the needs of students with disabilities are met. Provides information, training, and individual consultation upon request concerning disability issues. Coordinates compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Chair of the Special Accommodations Committee, Co-Chair of the New York State Disability Services Council, Independent Sector.
Telephone: 315-228-7375
TTY: 315-228-6001 
E-mail: lwaldman@colgate.edu


Renée Chapin

Center Coordinator
Center for Learning, Teaching, and Research
Provides administrative support to the Director of Academic Support and Disability Services.
Telephone: 315-228-7375  
E-mail: rchapin@colgate.edu


Brenda Ice

Director of Residential Life
Resource for questions concerning housing modifications and accommodations.
Telephone: 315-228-7372


Merrill Miller, M.D.

University Physician/Student Health Services
Available for ongoing medical care and medications for disabilities and discussions about nutritional/dietary needs. Arranges for physical therapy and consults with Campus Safety concerning transportation needs.
Telephone: 315-228-7750


Mark Thompson

Director, University Counseling and Psychological Services
Provides confidential psychological counseling free of charge for students.
Telephone: 315-228-7385


Jennifer (Jenn) Lutman

Director of the Writing and Speaking Center
The Writing and Speaking Center is a resource for any student who wants help at any stage of the writing process. We also provide peer consultation in public speaking and oral presentations.
Telephone: 315-228-7376


Gretchen Herringer

Registrar
Resource for questions and concerns pertaining to course selection, graduation requirements, and transfer requirements.
Telephone: 315-228-7406


Debbie Krahmer

Digital Learning & Media Librarian 
Case-Geyer and Cooley Libraries
Coordinates library services for students with disabilities.
Telephone: 315-228-6592


Frank (David) Bowers

Associate Director of Facilities and Facilities Program
Contact person for questions and concerns related to accessibility of campus facilities.
Telephone: 315-228-7576


William (Bill) Ferguson

Director and Chief of Campus Safety
Assists students with medical transportation needs and coordinates parking on campus.
Telephone: 315-228-7333
TTY: 315-228-6002


George Murray

Director of Dining Services
Assists students with special dietary requirements.
Telephone: 315-228-7670


Affiliations 

Colgate University is a member of the following:
Post-Secondary Disability Consortium of Central New York
New York State Disability Services Council


Community Resources

Learning Disabilities Association of Central New York (LDCNY)
Aggie Dewan, Director
722 West Manlius Street
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Telephone: 315-432-0665

Northeast ADA Center
Cornell University
201 Dolgen Halll
Ithaca, NY 14853-3901
Telephone: 800-949-4234