Counseling/Disability Services Mission:
The Counseling Center/Disability Services is committed to providing confidential, culturally-competent and evidence-based counseling and disability services to students. Our philosophy encourages students' empowerment, the developement of individual strengths, greater independence, and self-advocacy.
Disability Services Goals:
- To provide appropriate accommodations and support services.
- To develop and implement programs to enable persons with disabilities to attend Meredith College.
- To provide referrals and information to career services, counseling services, financial aid and other campus resources.
- To encourage and assist students with disabilities to develop greater independence.
- To work with campus staff to remove physical and attitudinal barriers.
- To increase faculty understanding of the needs of students with disabilities.
- To assist the College in interpreting legal mandates pertaining to students with disabilities.
Counseling/Disability Services Learning Outcomes
Students utilizing the Counseling Center/Disability Services will:
- use counseling services to identify individual goals to address personal problems.
- improve their quality of life.
- and utilize support resources and crisis services.
- and follow policy and procedures to appropriately access disability services.
- self advocacy with an understanding of their rights and responsibilities.
- demonstrate greater independence.
- refer students to the Counseling Center/Disability Services.
- provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations as recommended by Disability Services.
- consult and partner with the CC/DS regarding student and community welfare.
- promote and maintain an accessible community.