Statement on Accommodations

  • The graduate program in History aims to be a welcoming place for all learning styles, create a culture of openness around accessibility issues and recognizes its ethical and legal obligations to accommodate students. 
  • A climate of accessibility and accommodation enhances the learning experience for all students. The graduate program in History is committed to ensuring a level playing field at each major step along the path-to-degree.

  • Students are encouraged to work with Accessibility Advisors and share their recommendations with the department’s Graduate Office. Graduate education involves different and sometimes more complex issues of accessibility and accommodation (as opposed to undergraduate education). We are committed to developing Best Practices for specific steps to degree as an ongoing and iterative process.

  • Accommodations allow students to fulfill (without compromising) the essential requirements of the program. Defining Best Practices will sometimes require us to increase clarity around what constitutes essential requirements.