Cottey College is dedicated to providing equal access to educational opportunities for persons with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. The College community, through reasonable accommodations, ensures that no otherwise qualified person with a disability be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination with regard to any program or activity offered by the College.

Students who have (1) self-identified, (2) provided documentation of disability, and (3) requested reasonable accommodations are entitled to receive approved modifications of programs, appropriate academic adjustments, or auxiliary aids that enable them to participate in and benefit from all educational programs and activities.

Student Disability Services offers accommodations and support services to students who have documented disabilities, and to faculty and staff who work with these students. Accommodations are individualized and flexible, based on the student's request, the nature of the disability, and the academic environment. The accommodation process is interactive and based on the sharing of information among all individuals involved. Below is a partial list of common academic accommodations that may be coordinated through Student Disability Services in collaboration with faculty and other pertinent offices on campus.

  • Orientation to campus facilities, policies, and services
  • Priority registration
  • Classroom accommodations
  • Note-taking assistance
  • Interpreter services
  • Testing accommodations
  • Alternate format course materials
  • Referrals to campus and community resources

How to Get Started

  • Once accepted to Cottey College, contact the coordinator of student disability services
  • Complete the Request for Student Disability Services (PDF)
  • Provide Student Disability Services with documentation of the disability from a qualified professional
  • Consult with the coordinator of student disability services to determine appropriate accommodations
Contact Information

Jeanna Brauer
Coordinator of Student Disability Services
Cottey College
1000 West Austin
Nevada, MO 64772
Telephone: (417) 667-8181, ext. 2157
Fax: (417) 448-1020

Office Location

Student Life Center
2nd Floor Hinkhouse




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