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General Information
1000 Rim Drive
Durango , Colorado 81301-3999

Disability Resource Office

Disability Services
Noble Hall, Room 280
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301
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About Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College, located in the picturesque city of Durango, Colorado, is a public institution known for its strong emphasis on liberal arts education. With a stunning mountainous backdrop and a vibrant campus culture, Fort Lewis College offers a unique and breathtaking experience for its students.

Founded in 1911, Fort Lewis College has a rich history and has evolved into a comprehensive four-year institution. The college is situated on a 355-acre campus, which overlooks the Animas River Valley. This beautiful location offers students a tranquil environment to focus on their studies while being surrounded by the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains.

As a public college, Fort Lewis College is committed to providing accessible education to all students. It prides itself on its low accessibility score of 1, indicating that it offers opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds to pursue higher education. This commitment to accessibility aligns with the college’s mission to provide a transformative educational experience that prepares students for successful careers and lifelong learning.

At Fort Lewis College, students have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of academic programs. The college offers more than 30 majors and programs, including Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Business Administration, and Engineering. With small class sizes and dedicated faculty, students receive personalized attention and support to excel in their chosen fields.

One of the unique aspects of Fort Lewis College is its focus on experiential learning. The college encourages students to apply their knowledge outside the classroom, offering numerous opportunities for internships, research projects, and community engagement. This hands-on approach allows students to gain real-world experience, develop practical skills, and make meaningful contributions to the surrounding community.

The city of Durango, where Fort Lewis College is located, further enhances the college experience. Durango is a vibrant and culturally rich city known for its outdoor activities, historical landmarks, and thriving arts scene. Students can take advantage of the numerous hiking and biking trails, ski resorts, and river activities that Durango has to offer. Additionally, the city’s downtown area is filled with unique shops, restaurants, and a lively music and theater scene, ensuring that students have plenty of opportunities for entertainment and cultural enrichment.

Fort Lewis College also prioritizes student life and strives to create a supportive and inclusive community. The campus offers a wide range of clubs, organizations, and recreational activities for students to engage in. From outdoor adventure clubs to academic honor societies, there is something for everyone to get involved in and connect with like-minded individuals.

In summary, Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, offers a fulfilling and well-rounded college experience. With its stunning location, comprehensive academic programs, commitment to accessibility, and focus on experiential learning, Fort Lewis College is an ideal choice for students seeking a transformative educational journey. The college’s proximity to the vibrant city of Durango further enhances the student experience, providing endless opportunities for adventure, cultural exploration, and personal growth.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations