Workplace Accessibility and Accommodations

Bowdoin College is committed to equal opportunity and access for people with disabilities.
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In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendment Act, the College does not exclude otherwise qualified persons with disabilities from participating in employment opportunities and College programs and activities. To request a workplace accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contact the human resources office at 725-3837.

A reasonable accommodation is any change or adjustment to a job or work environment that permits a person with a disability to participate in the job application process, to perform the essential functions of a job, or to enjoy benefits and privileges of employment equal to those enjoyed by staff without disabilities.

All employee requests for an accommodation and accompanying medical information will be reviewed and kept confidential consistent with state and federal law. To respond to an employee’s request for accommodation, human resources will meet with the employee and review medical documents; the essential job functions of his/her position; and the specific facts of each request. Human resources will use this information to determine whether the employee is eligible for an accommodation. If you have any questions, need an accommodation or work with or supervise someone that you believe might require an accommodation, please contact human resources directly at 725-3837.


To request a workplace accommodation contact the human resources office at 725-3837.