Mission - Accessibility Statements
The College Affirms its goal of achieving
a diverse community by declaring:
. . . the nature of the church and the nature of education require
that the college serve an increasingly diverse student body.
. . . the college also seeks to serve students from a variety of socioeconomic
backgrounds, from a range of intellectual abilities, and those with
disabilities that do not prevent them from the task of learning. Not
only does this honor our commitment to being a diverse community it
also recognizes the diverse educational needs that the body of Christ
must meet and the diverse ways in which leadership in society occurs.
Our academic programs should enable people with different intellectual
abilities, socioeconomic background, and gifts to prepare for positions
of leadership and lives of service.
An Expanded Statement of the Mission of Calvin College:
Vision, Purpose, Commitment, p.18, and 19
Building on these College mission statements, the mission of the Office
of Services to Students with Disabilities is to:
. . . ensure that (1) otherwise qualified students are able to benefit
from a distinctively Christian education based on the liberal arts,
and (2) the Calvin community responds appropriately in a way that avoids
handicapping the student with a disability.