Service for Students with Disabilities

Leo O'Donovan Hall

Georgetown University is committed to ensuring that no student is denied access to its programs, facilities, services, or activities, or otherwise discriminated against, on the basis of a disability. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the University will make reasonable accommodations for students with documented cognitive, physical, chronic health or psychological disabilities.

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is responsible for evaluating requests for accommodation, and does so on a case-by-case basis, in a manner designed to preserve confidentiality and to provide students with as much independence as possible.

Students who believe they may be eligible for accommodation consideration are responsible for communicating their needs to the Academic Resource Center. The University is not responsible for making ADA accommodations for students who do not inform the University of their disabling condition and their need for accommodation, or for those who do not provide the University adequate documentation of their disability. Students should be aware that while the University will work interactively with them to identify appropriate accommodation, the University is not able to modify course or degree requirements considered to be an essential requirement of the program of instruction.

The University encourages any student who believes s/he may have a qualifying disability to make an appointment with an ARC staff person to discuss available services and the process for documenting a disability and receiving accommodation.

Academic Support Services

Georgetown University is deeply committed to enriching the academic experience of students. The Academic Resource Center, a department within Student Affairs, offers an array of academic support services, including academic workshops, individual consultations, and tutoring. Students are encouraged to consult with an Academic Resource Center representative to discuss their academic needs so that appropriate University resources can be recommended to match their academic needs. 

Offered on a regular basis throughout the fall and spring semesters, the academic workshops address a wide variety of topics ranging from college reading strategies to test taking tips. A workshop topic focuses on a particular skill area so that students can strengthen an area that requires improvement, such as time management or handling the college reading load. Individual consultations are provided for students who require specialized assistance in study skills.

Along with academic workshops and individual consultations, the Academic Resource Center offers free tutoring services for select courses. Other academic support services outside the Academic Resource Center are available for students, such as the Math Assistance Center, Economics Tutoring Services and the Writing Center.

Contact Information:

Academic Resource Center web site:
Disability support web site:
Phone: (202) 687-8354