Injuries and Temporary Conditions

Temporary conditions such as broken bones, concussions, surgeries, or acute illnesses are generally not regarded as a disability under the law, but it can impair your ability to full participate in classes or student life.

In order to qualify as a disability, the degree of functional limitation and the duration (generally longer than 6 months) of such impairments must substantial enough to be considered a disability as defined by law.

While not every impairment is considered a disability, Dartmouth has resources available to support students through temporary illness, injury, or conditions.

At present, students may also be experiencing significant anxiety and/or depression related to COVID-19 or could become infected with COVID-19, which may warrant the provision of temporary academic adjustments or other supports. Students experiencing a temporary condition that impacts their schooling are encouraged to contact Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Holly Wilkinson to discuss possible remedies.

Supportive measures related to routine pregnancy or an active Title IX case are coordinated through the Title IX office.