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Disability Services

Find your path at Accommodate: Early Orientation for Students with Disabilities

Accommodate is an optional early orientation program for students with disabilities taking place August 15 and 16. Participants will learn about campus resources, the accommodation process at Bellarmine, legal rights as a student with disabilities, and more. ACCOMMODATE will assist students in making a successful transition into higher education. 

Disability Services is committed to achieving equal opportunities, access, and full participation for people with disabilities in all campus activities, programs, and events. Disability Services respects the intrinsic value of our students and recognizes the importance of an individualized approach when considering reasonable accommodations, services, and academic adjustments. We strive to help students see that their disability contributes to their strengths and resiliency and grants them a unique perspective when faced with obstacles. These qualities contribute to a diverse campus and enrich the educational environment.

We are dedicated to removing the institutional, physical, and attitudinal barriers our students face during their higher education journey. Disability Services strives to guide students to become strong self-advocates in getting their accommodation needs met in college and beyond.

Director of Disability Services

The Director of Disability Services serves as a liaison for students with the faculty, staff, and administration. The Disability Services Office is located in Centro McGowan Hall, CNMH-076. Enter at Admissions or at the Career Development Center.

Ms. Ronda Purdy
Director of Disability Services
Fax: 502.272.8491


We encourage students to become self-advocates and to approach us when they have a comment, concern, or complaint about Disability Services, or the barriers they face. Often times once the concerns have been discussed, a resolution can be found. We also invite colleagues and the community to express their concerns by contacting the Director of Disability Services, Ronda Purdy by email at or by phone at 502.272.8490.