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Counseling and Disability Services

Disability Services

New Mexico Tech Disability Services arranges academic accommodations for students who have documented disabilities that affect their ability to participate on an equal basis with students who do not have disabilities.

NMT provides accessible programs, services, and reasonable accommodations for any student with a documented, qualifying disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. In order to be considered, a disability must substantially limit a major life activity.

NMT will make every effort to provide accommodations to meet your needs on an individualized basis. It is the responsibility of the student to seek available assistance, and make their needs known. To ensure appropriate accommodations please contact the Disability Services office at the number listed below.  

Students with sensory, mobility, learning, psychological, or other recognized disabilities are encouraged to contact this office to assist with accommodations. The office is located in the Joseph A. Fidel Center and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Students are encouraged to request services well in advance of the start of the semester to allow adequate time to make needed arrangements. Students must provide current documentation to be eligible for accommodations. Documentation needs to state the impact and specific functional limitations relating to academic performance.

Mission Statement

The Office of Counseling & Disability Services (OCDS) at New Mexico Tech (NMT) endeavors to enact the civil rights legislation passed in 1973 by the United States Congress under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  It states:

No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States... Shall soley by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

Therefore, we affirm that people with disabilities should have access to the social. economic, educational and cultural aspects of national life. Our aim is to support these stated ideals in the educational setting at NMT.

Information for New and Returning Students

Contact Information

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

Phone: 575-835-6619

Fax: 575.835.6001

Email: disability@nmt.edu 

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Disability Services 
Joseph A. Fidel Center - Room 150
801 Leroy Place 
Socorro, NM 87801

Please complete the Student Request for Disability Services Form, email or bring it to OCDS prior to your first appointment with the Disability Case Manager along with any other diagnostic documentation.

Proceedure Request Disabilty Services (PDF)

Student Request for Disability Services (PDF Fillable) 

Policy for Documentation of Students with Disability  (PDF)

Exam Test Request Form  (PDF Fillable)