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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
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General Information
2 E South St
Galesburg , Illinois 61401-9999

Disability Resource Office

Office of Disability Support Services
340 South West Street
Office 115, E. Wing
Galesburg, Illinois 61401
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About Knox College

Knox College, located in the vibrant city of Galesburg, Illinois, is a distinguished private institution known for its rigorous academic programs and commitment to liberal arts education. As a not-for-profit institution, Knox College prioritizes providing students with a comprehensive educational experience that prepares them for successful careers and meaningful contributions to society.

Founded in 1837, Knox College has a rich history and a strong reputation for academic excellence. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1, the college offers an intimate and supportive learning environment where students receive individualized attention and mentorship from highly qualified professors. This close-knit community fosters intellectual curiosity, critical thinking skills, and a collaborative spirit, enhancing the overall educational experience.

Knox College places great emphasis on the value of a liberal arts education, offering a diverse range of undergraduate programs across various disciplines. Students can choose from over 60 majors and minors, including popular fields such as biology, psychology, political science, and creative writing. Moreover, the college encourages interdisciplinary studies, allowing students to explore connections between different academic areas and cultivate a holistic understanding of the world.

In addition to its robust academic offerings, Knox College is dedicated to providing students with numerous opportunities for personal growth and development. The college is deeply committed to fostering inclusivity, diversity, and social justice on campus, ensuring that students from all backgrounds feel welcomed and supported. Various organizations, clubs, and initiatives promote a sense of community and encourage students to engage in meaningful dialogues and activities that contribute to the betterment of society.

Located in Galesburg, Illinois, Knox College benefits from being nestled in a beautiful area known for its rich history, natural beauty, and vibrant culture. Galesburg offers a small-town charm while still providing numerous amenities and attractions. Students at Knox College can immerse themselves in a thriving arts scene, with galleries, theaters, and music venues that offer a wide range of cultural experiences. The city also boasts a strong community spirit, with opportunities for community engagement and service projects.

Furthermore, Galesburg’s location offers easy access to larger cities such as Chicago, Peoria, and the Quad Cities, allowing students to explore diverse cultural offerings and career opportunities beyond the campus boundaries. This proximity to major urban centers provides students with a well-rounded college experience, combining the advantages of a close-knit community with the resources and opportunities offered by nearby metropolitan areas.

Overall, Knox College stands as a prestigious institution dedicated to providing a transformative education that empowers students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing world. With its exceptional academic programs, nurturing community, and vibrant location, students at Knox College can expect a well-rounded and enriching college experience that prepares them for a lifetime of achievement and impact.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

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

Services Provided

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

    Campus Accessibility

    Accessible Level

    • Student Health Services
    • Mental Health Support Services
    • Close Off-Campus Transit
    • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)
    • 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
    • Student Housing
    • On-Campus Transit

    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