Disability Services

Location and office hours

The Center for Academic Success – Disability Services is located in the lower level of Miller-Moore Academic Center (room 033) on the Bethel College campus. We have a new accommodated testing/lab room to accommodate students with disabilities.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday

Please contact Becky Aldridge, administrative assistant, to schedule your appointment:  574.807.7460,  or aldridr@bethelcollege.edu

Next steps

  • Make an appointment with our office by calling 574.807.7460.
  • Bring documentation of your disability if you have it.


  • Complete an in-take application (download Word document).
  • Make a direct request for specific academic accommodations to ensure equal access.
  • Discuss how your condition impacts you in class, on evaluations, assignments, time constraints and mobility issues.

Bethel College and the law

Individuals, including students enrolled at Bethel College, are afforded certain rights under Federal legislation.  Specifically, individuals with disabilities are provided rights under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and their appropriate amendments.

High school students

When at the college level, students with disabilities are entitled to support services. Students need to know enough about their disability to discuss it with the appropriate people. They must understand their rights and their strengths and weaknesses enough to know which accommodations to request. Students with disabilities need to be prepared for the independence and advocacy skills necessary for college life.

Learn more about the differences in disability services between high school and college as PDF and in Microsoft Word text format

Student guide to disability services

Read the Student Guide to Disability Services (PDF)

Read the Student Guide to Disability Services (Microsoft Word text format)

For information and policies about service animals and emotional support animals, please set up an appointment with the director of the Center for Academic Success by calling 574.807.7460.

Faculty Staff Guide for Disability Services (in Microsoft Word text format)