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The Student Accessibility Services (SAS) office works with students, faculty, staff, and the campus administration to ensure that the programs, services, and activities of Dartmouth College are accessible to, and usable by, students with disabilities. We work to promote a welcoming Dartmouth College that is increasingly inclusive of people with disabilities in all aspects of its environment and in the attitudes, behaviors and endeavors of Dartmouth’s students, staff, faculty, and community.

We value the depth of experience and character that often arises from living with a disability in our society and the richness that experience can add to a college community that respects and includes individuals’ disability experiences. We view our relationship with individual students as a partnership in which we promote pride in the value of one’s disability-related experience, self-advocacy, and self-determination. These values and an overall description of the Student Accessibility Services office’s roles at Dartmouth College are reflected in our Vision and Mission statements.


Student Accessibility Services provides direct services to undergraduate students. SAS arranges, coordinates, or facilitates appropriate academic adjustments, program modifications, and auxiliary services to accommodate students’ curricular and co-curricular pursuits.

  • If you are considering applying to Dartmouth College, or have applied but have not yet decided whether to attend, we suggest you consult our prospective students web page.
  • If you are a Dartmouth College student and new to this web site, we suggest you start with our current students web page.

Student Accessibility Services also serves as a resource to Dartmouth instructors, departments, faculty members, and other staff members as they strive to make their classes, programs, services, and activities accessible to students with disabilities. See the faculty & staff web page for more information.



NEW:  2015 Letter Reminding Faculty Members of their role in assuring accessibility in their classes

Each year, the Dean of the Faculty and the Vice Provost for Student Affairs writes a joint letter to the members of the Dartmouth College Faculty of Arts and Sciences providing information on the process for providing appropriate academic adjustments and services for students with disabilities.  See the September 17th, 2015 letter from Michael Mastanduno, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Inge-Lise Ameer, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, to the members of the faculty at: Letter to Faculty 9/17/15 (pdf).


New SAS Assistant Director!

Student Accessibility Services is pleased and excited to announce that Alicia Brandon is our new Assistant Director.  Ms. Brandon manages SAS auxiliary and technical services systems, and provides direct services to students with disabilities. She brings over twenty years of teaching and administration experience specializing in the support of students with disabilities and promoting awareness of neurodiversity and universal design in pedagogy.  Most of her post-secondary experience is at Landmark College, where she was an Associate Professor and, administratively:

-- Chair of the Education Department

-- Lead Education Specialist and Project Director, Landmark College Institute for Research & Training

-- Director of Pre-College Programs

-- Interim Chair, Social Sciences Department

-- Chair, Self and Community Department

-- Academic Advisor


Ms. Brandon also has extensive experience in K-12 education for individuals with disabilities, most recently as the Special Education Coordinator/Supervisor for Brattleboro Union High School and the Brattleboro Area Middle School in Vermont.  She has a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, both from the University of Vermont, and a Master's in Education from the Antioch New England Graduate School.

Alicia and her family reside in her native Vermont.


Dartmouth College adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to ensure that otherwise qualified students with disabilities are not excluded from or denied the benefits of the Dartmouth collegiate experience. To learn more about Student Accessibility Services and the services we provide, click on one of the links to the right, or contact Student Accessibility Services:


Address: 6174 Collis Center, Suite 205, Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-9900
Fax: (603) 646-3727

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.

There may be times, albeit infrequent, when Student Accessibility Services will be closed; we will post that information with as much advance notice as possible.

Last Updated: 10/2/15