Disability Services

We’re focused on developing graduates who are prepared to make a difference. And that means you. We’re here to support your academic, social, personal, and spiritual development—and we’re willing to go the extra mile for your success.

Supporting every student.

We provide reasonable accommodations for known disabilities—whether it’s visual, hearing, mobility, medical, or learning. You may also qualify for disabilities not listed here. To determine eligibility and seek support services, please take the following steps:

*Please note that you may be requested to participate in additional evaluations to confirm the disability.

The Thrive Center, in conjunction with other appropriate personnel, will assess your documentation and determine if any of the requested accommodations are reasonable. The Disability Services Coordinator serves as a liaison between you, your parents, and faculty/staff who will work with you to develop and implement a plan for academic accessibility. As part of such a plan, you may be directed to the Counseling Center and/or Health Services, in addition to the services in the Thrive Center. Over time, the Thrive Center will communicate regularly with all parties to ensure that the plan for academic access is followed.

To learn more or apply, please send documentation to Disability Services Coordinator Ashley Rhymer by email at ashley.rhymer@montreat.edu or by mail to:

Ashley Rhymer
The Thrive Center
Montreat College
PO Box 1267
Montreat, NC 28757

Temporary Accommodations

Disability Services also supports students with temporary disabling conditions that may have resulted from injuries, or short-term medical conditions on a case-by-case basis. Examples of temporary disabilities may include, but are not limited to concussions, broken limbs, or hand injuries. In order to request temporary academic accommodations, complete and submit the Temporary Academic Accommodation Request Form.

Returning Students

If you are a returning traditional undergraduate student and had accommodations during a/the pervious semester please be mindful that if you want to continue to receive accommodations, you need to complete the following:

1. Submit the Returning Student – Request for Accommodations form to the Disability Services Coordinator.
2. Set-up a meeting with the Disability Services Coordinator to review and receive your Faculty Accommodation Letters.

Returning students need to have their accommodations set-up within the first two weeks of the new semester.