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Clark University is committed to providing equal access to otherwise qualified students with disabilities who are able to effectively function in a rigorous, campus-based, liberal-arts environment.

Although Clark does not offer a specialized program or a learning center for students with disabilities, the University does provide a support service for qualified students who register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). The staff of Student Accessibility Services works with students to coordinate academic and residential accommodations as well as services on campus. SAS reviews accommodations requests for undergraduates and graduate students.

Student Accessibility Services is located in the Goddard Library, Room 430. This office is the point of contact for any student seeking accommodations.

We encourage students and parents interested in learning about our support services to read the following information on this page and other pages located via links in the right hand module. If questions are left unanswered, we then encourage further contact via phone or email. The phone number is +1-508-798-4368 and the email address is accessibilityservices@clarku.edu.

If you are a Clark student or a prospective student and are experiencing an access barrier when trying to read the information on these pages, please contact us by phone at +1-508-798-4368 or email us at accessibilityservices@clarku.edu.

Confidentiality Statement

Student Accessibility Services treats all materials pertaining to a student’s disability as confidential. This material does not become a part of a student’s permanent record.

  • Documentation of disability is housed in individual student files in Student Accessibility Services.
  • Only persons working at, or in collaboration with Student Accessibility Services have access to these files.
  • Students requesting letters of accommodation be sent to faculty for academic accommodations acknowledge that some level of disclosure may be necessary to provide the requested accommodation(s).
  • Students requesting residential accommodations and other accommodations such as accessible classroom location acknowledge that some level of disclosure with necessary campus officials may be necessary to provide the requested accommodation(s).
  • Five years after the last recorded date of enrollment, documentation of disability housed in Student Accessibility Services will be destroyed.
  • Get information on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

Clark University does not discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age as defined by law, or disability. Clark University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity.

Our Mission

Clark University’s mission is to educate undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort.

The University seeks to prepare students to meet the challenges of a complex and rapidly changing society. In students and faculty, Clark fosters a commitment to excellence in studying traditional academic disciplines, as well as innovation in exploring questions that cross disciplinary boundaries. The free pursuit of inquiry and the free exchange of ideas are central to that commitment.

The focus of Clark’s academic program is a liberal-arts education enriched by interactions among undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty, and is closely linked to a select number of professional programs. Clark also serves students who wish to continue formal education throughout their lives.

The intellectual and personal growth of students is enhanced by a wide variety of educational programs and extracurricular activities. Clark believes that intellectual growth must be accompanied by the development of values, the cultivation of responsible independence, and the appreciation of a range of perspectives.

Clark’s academic community has long been distinguished by the pursuit of scientific inquiry and humanistic studies, enlivened by a concern for significant social issues. Among many other scholarly endeavors, Clark contributes to understanding human development, assessing relationships between people and the environment, and managing risk in a technological society.

Clark is dedicated to being a dynamic community of learners able to thrive in today’s increasingly interrelated societies. The University maintains a national and international character, attracting high-caliber students and faculty from all quarters of the globe. As a university residing in an urban context, Clark also strives to address the needs and opportunities of contemporary urban life.

Clark’s intimate academic setting and tradition of “elbow teaching” provide many opportunities for students to pursue knowledge through participation. High expectations, as well as easy access to the scholar-teacher faculty, encourage students to become autonomous learners.

Clark’s international and interdisciplinary orientation is combined with a tradition of strong self-direction among students and faculty. These attributes enhance the University’s ability to contribute to the development of new modes of thought and to the advancement of society through the creation and transmission of knowledge.

Contact Information

Student Accessibility Services

Office Location
Office Hours
  • The SAS Office is open on weekdays, typically from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.