Our commitment and services to students with
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is like other
higher education institutions in that it is seeing an
increase in the enrollment of students with various
disabilities: physical impairments, neurological impairments,
learning disabilities, mental and psychological disorders. As
an institution of higher education, we are committed to assisting
our students find success in their chosen field and are required by
federal law to provide reasonable accommodations for students
with unique needs.
In order to qualify for a "reasonable accommodation" under
the Americans with Disabilities Act, a student must identify him or
herself as disabled by providing written documentation from a
licensed professional in the area of that disability. The
referring health professional, student and national guidelines help
define what may be referred to as an
"accommodation." The ADA coordinator assists the student
in working with professors to provide "reasonable
accommodations" when necessary. At times, what is
defined as necessary by the student and what is reasonable to the
instructor may be in conflict. The ADA coordinator works
to ensure that the needs of the student are weighed
against the academic integrity of a given course to ensure
that both parties are heard and all options considered.
At the start of the semester, a student with
a documented disability should meet or e-mail a professor
with the student's requested accommodation. The most common
"reasonable accommodation" is extended test time and a separate
room in which to take an exam. This type of
assistance can be provided by Counseling Services and the ADA
Coordinator located in the Surbeck Center or the department can
make its own arrangements. A host of other services are
available depending on the needs of the
student. Student tutors and a modified computer lab
for special needs students are available for students with ADA
Please feel free to contact Counseling Services at 394-1924 or
email ADA Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, with
questions, concerns or if you feel a requested accommodation has
not been provided.
A Toolkit for
Students with Learning Disabilities Learning
Disabilities defined by Mt. Hood Community College.
Khan Academy - Online
lessons on topics ranging from the humanities to calculus.
Campus and Community
501 E. St. Joseph St.
Main Level Surbeck Center
Rapid City, SD 57701
Work Phone 605-394-1924