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Disability Services

Welcome to Montana Tech Disability Services!

  • Did you have an IEP or 504 Plan in high school?
  • Were you ever diagnosed with a disability?
  • Did you sustain an injury on or off campus?
  • Are you pregnant and suffering complications?
  • Do you experience severe symptoms of Long COVID?

You may be eligible for accommodations!

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Shauna Goodell
Disability Services and Accessibility Coordinator

Student Success Center (SSC) room 3.137
406-496-4428
sgoodell@mtech.edu

About the Disability Services Coordinator

Hello! I’m Shauna, and I run Montana Tech’s Disability Services office. I started at Tech during the fall semester of 2021. The purpose of my office is to provide accommodations and services to qualified students per the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. I know what it’s like to be a student (and now a professional) with a disability, so I’m here to provide students with the support I wish I’d had.

Originally from the East Coast, I moved to Montana for a change - and boy, did I get one! My master’s degree is in Student Affairs in Higher Education, and, in addition to Disability Services, I’ve worked in retail, testing, international education/study abroad, library services, and admissions.

Montana Tech is a great campus for students who like knowing their professors by name, outdoors sports, fresh mountain air, western mining history, and wide open spaces with no crowds or buildings congesting campus. But do keep in mind when you come here, we are at a much higher altitude than most places and there are a lot of hills!

Then make another new section replacing the paragraph that says “Montana Tech is committed to increasing campus accessibility and removing barriers by providing reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. Students must inform Disability Services of their disability or injury and provide proof of diagnosis to receive accommodations. Please note that accommodations are not issued retroactively, are considered on a case-by-case basis based on individual needs, and those received in the K-12 system or at another college or university are not guaranteed.”

Montana Tech is committed to increasing campus accessibility and removing barriers by providing reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. Students must inform Disability Services of their disability or injury and provide proof of diagnosis to receive accommodations. Please note that accommodations are not issued retroactively, are considered on a case-by-case basis based on individual needs, and those received in the K-12 system or at another college or university are not guaranteed.


Our Mission

Montana Tech is committed to increasing accessibility and removing barriers on campus by providing reasonable accommodations to qualified students and visitors with disabilities. Students must inform Disability Services of their disability or temporary injury and provide proof of diagnosis to receive accommodations. Please note that accommodations are not issued retroactively, and accommodations received in the K-12 system or at another college or university may not carry over, and the student's success is not guaranteed.

Our accommodation process is individualized to each student’s unique needs and circumstances. Our goal is to provide students access to all aspects of campus life while maintaining the integrity of Tech’s standards and programs. Fairness is what we strive for - every student at Montana Tech deserves the chance to learn, grow, graduate, and enjoy all campus has to offer, regardless of ability.


Feedback

While we send out bi-annual surveys to our students and faculty, we always welcome feedback on our office and suggestions for improvement. Staff, parents, guardians, other disability or accessibility staff, medical professionals, counselors, Butte community members - anyone may submit something to our comment box.

 


Quick Links

Visiting our Campus?

See our Accessibility Map for accessible parking options.


News

10/20/2022: ACE and TRIO's third bi-annual DeStress Fest event will take place in the Student Success Center (SSC) Lounge from 2-4pm. Come "destress" after classes and/or work with games, prizes, therapy animals, activities, and food. Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome.

08/17/2022: The DeStress Room inside ACE is now open to students.

  • The DeStress room is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for student use as a sensory room, quiet, private study, or meditation space. The room offers low-lighting, a yoga mat, white noise machine, noise-canceling headphones, sensory board, white board, fidget spinners, and bubble poppers. Please note that only one person may occupy the room at a time.

08/16/2022: The elevator in Prospector Hall is inaccessible until further notice.


Report Barriers

Please report accessibility barriers. These include any barriers that interfere with equal participation in any Montana Tech programs and facilities, such as a broken elevator or automatic door button, a faculty or staff member refusing to provide an accommodation, discrimination on the basis of disability, or an inaccessible website.