The Accommodated Testing Center in Coates Library is one of the central focuses of Student Accessibility Services.

How accessible is campus for disabled students?

Physical and administrative obstacles stand in the way of equitable education
Alejandra Gerlach, Managing Editor November 18, 2022

Ani Siva, sophomore Student Government Association (SGA) senator, met with Laura Ramsey, the newly appointed director for student accessibility services (SAS) on Nov. 11, to discuss a potential collaboration...

Tiger Learning Commons in the library is   home to the Student Accessibility Services department.

Student Accessibility Services: A helping hand on campus

SAS seeks to make navigating campus less difficult for students with physical disabilities
Samara Gerstle, News Reporter October 13, 2022

The transition to college is difficult for any student; the heavy workload, social responsibilities and newfound independence all force students to acclimate quickly. With the addition of a disability,...

Previously, on SGA: Extenuating circumstances policy presented

Previously, on SGA: Extenuating circumstances policy presented

Dana Nichols, Editor-in-Chief October 30, 2021

Extenuating circumstances policy proposal To begin the meeting, vice president Nasim Salehitezangi presented SGA’s suggestions for an extenuating circumstances policy to Jennifer Henderson, interim associate...

Jojo, a good pup and Leos service animal.

“Can I pet your dog?”: A guide to service animal etiquette

Spencer Scruggs, accessibility services director, gives tips on service animal etiquette
Mikayla Mullin, Pulse Reporter October 28, 2021

Chances are you’ve seen a service animal on campus. Maybe you were even interested in learning more about them, but you probably didn’t know the right way to approach their owner, or if you even should. If...

Prior to beginning his work at Trinity this September, Spencer Scruggs, director of Student Accessibility Services, worked in the Office of Student Accessibility at Floria State University for six years in a variety of roles. Photo provided by Spencer Scruggs. Photo credit: Nadia Crawford

Student Accessibility Services welcomes new director

Neha Kumar October 29, 2020

photo by Nadia Crawford At a time when daily life involves a variety of complications and stressors unknown to students before the virus, access to support for academic pursuits is needed more than...

For fall 2020, Murchison Hall is only housing students that are in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19. Photo credit: Kate Nuelle

Care Team provides services to isolated students

Jake Perry September 23, 2020

Photo by Kate Nuelle After shuffling through lines in Coates Auditorium holding small sheets of paper, students returning to campus for the semester got a nasal swab up their nose to test for COVID-19,...

Previously, on SGA: An Empty Senate

Kathleen Creedon September 28, 2019

The following covers the meeting on Sept. 25.CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Senior senator Juana Suarez said that the water fountain on the first floor of the library leaks and has been for a while. President Ty...

Photo credit: Andrea Nebhut

SAS receives multi-million dollar donation

Lindsay Morgan September 12, 2019

Illustration by Andrea Nebhut. Trinity received an anonymous $5 million donation over the summer. The donating party instructed that all the money go to Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Myeshia...

Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

Then and now: Accessible housing

Gabriella Garriga February 28, 2019

Illustration by Genevieve HumphreysAs conversations around choosing a residence hall, roommates and suitemates approach, students may find their options limited. Senior Catherine Terrace has a mobility...

Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

Dogs are Tigers, too: Training a Trinity service animal

Maria Zaharatos February 21, 2019

Photo by Genevieve HumphreysThese past few months, students may have noticed a new furry friend accompanying junior Russian major Alexandra Gass around campus and in classes. Gass currently lives off-campus...

Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

Students with temporary impairments sometimes left without help

Jolie Francis January 29, 2019

Photo by Genevieve HumphreysAs she was closing in on the finish line of a mud run, sophomore Meagan Springer broke her ankle, tearing multiple ligaments. It was the middle of fall semester, and she would...

Photo credit: Alexandra Parris

Students on the autism spectrum bond over experiences in new support group

Noelle Barrera November 29, 2018

Transitioning to college is a complex experience for most students, but it can be even more so for students on the autism spectrum. Autism is a neurological variation characterized by heightened sensory...

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