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1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz , New York 12561-2443

Disability Resource Office

Disability Resource Center
Student Union, Room 210
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2443
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About State University of New York at New Paltz

State University of New York at New Paltz, often referred to as SUNY New Paltz, is a public university located in the picturesque town of New Paltz, New York. Established in 1828, it is one of the 64 campuses that make up the State University of New York (SUNY) system. With its rich history and strong academic reputation, SUNY New Paltz has become a top choice for students seeking a high-quality education in a stunning natural setting.

Situated in the heart of the Hudson Valley, SUNY New Paltz offers a unique and immersive college experience. The university campus is nestled against the scenic backdrop of the Shawangunk Ridge, providing students with breathtaking views of rolling mountains and lush greenery. The surrounding area is known for its vibrant arts community, outdoor recreational opportunities, and historic charm, making it an ideal environment for students to thrive both academically and personally.

Academically, SUNY New Paltz offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across five schools: the School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Fine & Performing Arts, the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and the School of Science & Engineering. With over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree options, students have the flexibility to explore their passions and tailor their education to their specific interests and career goals.

The university is renowned for its strong arts programs. The School of Fine & Performing Arts is home to state-of-the-art facilities, including theaters, galleries, and studios, where students can hone their artistic skills and showcase their work. Students studying in disciplines such as art, music, theatre, and dance have the opportunity to collaborate with renowned faculty and guest artists, participate in performances and exhibitions, and engage in hands-on learning experiences.

Beyond the arts, SUNY New Paltz maintains a commitment to providing students with a well-rounded education. The university emphasizes experiential learning, encouraging students to engage in internships, cooperative education, and study abroad programs to gain practical skills and global perspectives. The Career Resource Center is dedicated to helping students explore career options, develop job search strategies, and connect with employers through networking events and job fairs.

The university also places a strong emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility. Recognized as a leader in environmental sustainability, SUNY New Paltz is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and promoting eco-friendly practices. Students have access to a variety of sustainability-focused programs and initiatives, including courses, research opportunities, and campus organizations dedicated to sustainability.

SUNY New Paltz fosters a close-knit community where students can actively participate in clubs, organizations, and campus events. With over 200 clubs and student organizations, there are ample opportunities for students to pursue their hobbies, interests, and passions outside of the classroom. The university’s Division III athletics program provides student-athletes with the chance to compete in a variety of sports while representing the school.

In conclusion, SUNY New Paltz is a renowned public university situated in the scenic town of New Paltz, New York. With its strong academic programs, breathtaking natural surroundings, and vibrant arts community, it offers students a holistic and enriching educational experience. Whether students are interested in the arts, sciences, or business, SUNY New Paltz provides the resources, support, and opportunities needed to succeed academically and personally.

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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