Disability Services

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 understsection 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 reveiving 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.


Welcome to the Office of Disability Services!

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 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 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.

Contact Information

Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

Phone: 575.835.6619/5093/5443

Fax: 575.835.6001


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


*Please print and fill out the Disability Intake Form and bring it with you to your first appointment with the Disability Case Manager  along with any other diagnostic documentation*

Disability Intake Form

Exam / Test Request Form and Instructions