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735 University Avenue
Sewanee , Tennessee 37383-1000

Disability Resource Office

Student Accessibility Services
735 University Ave.
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000
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About The University of the South

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, is a prestigious not-for-profit private university located in Sewanee, Tennessee. With its serene and picturesque campus spread across 13,000 acres on the Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee provides a unique and immersive educational experience.

Founded in 1857, Sewanee boasts a rich history and tradition of academic excellence. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines, including liberal arts, sciences, pre-professional studies, and more. The university is known for its rigorous curriculum and strong focus on intellectual and personal growth.

One of the notable aspects of Sewanee is its commitment to a small and intimate learning environment. With a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, students receive individual attention and mentorship from renowned professors who are experts in their respective fields. This close-knit community fosters meaningful connections between students and faculty, creating a supportive and collaborative educational environment.

Sewanee takes pride in its dedication to holistic education, emphasizing not just academic excellence but also personal development and community engagement. The university encourages students to become critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible citizens. Through its diverse range of academic, cultural, and extracurricular activities, Sewanee nurtures well-rounded individuals who are prepared to tackle real-world challenges.

The surrounding area of Sewanee, Tennessee adds to the charm and character of the university. Nestled atop the Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee offers stunning natural beauty with its vast forests, rolling hills, and breathtaking vistas. The campus is characterized by Gothic-style architecture, blending seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. This creates an idyllic and peaceful atmosphere that enhances the overall student experience.

Sewanee is known for its commitment to sustainability and conservation. The university actively promotes environmental awareness and seeks to minimize its carbon footprint. Students have access to various outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking, rock climbing, and exploring the natural wonders of the nearby Sewanee Natural Bridge and Fiery Gizzard Trail.

In addition to its academic and environmental ethos, Sewanee strongly values its commitment to service and community engagement. Students are encouraged to give back through volunteer work and service projects both locally and globally. The university offers numerous opportunities for students to get involved and make a positive impact on society.

The University of the South, Sewanee, stands as a beacon of academic excellence, personal growth, and community engagement. Its idyllic location, commitment to sustainability, and emphasis on a well-rounded education make it an attractive choice for students seeking a transformative educational experience. With its rich history, rigorous curriculum, and supportive community, Sewanee prepares graduates to excel in their chosen fields and make a meaningful difference in the world.

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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