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Our Commitment

Per the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Compliance Review #15-13-6001, accessibility is defined as when "a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use. The person with a disability must be able to obtain the information as fully, equally and independently as a person without a disability."

Montana Tech strives to provide equal access to university courses, programs, and activities for our students, staff, faculty, and visitors. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, we work with university and community members to ensure as much access as possible. Some of our past and present iniatives include:

  • Provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities and temporary injuries.
  • Obtained a license for Read&Write so that all campus members have free access to a text-to-speech program.
  • Created a process to report barriers encountered on campus.
  • Coordinating a physical and electronic accessibility review of our campus with MonTECH and Ability Montana.
  • Partnering with Security and Physical Facilities to add more handicapped parking spots on campus.
  • Forming an Accessibility Committee made up of staff, faculty, students, and community members to monitor access on campus.

Physical Access

Anyone coming to campus should know that Butte sits at a very high altitude. There is a risk of altitude sickness or shortness of breath until you have acclimated to the climate. Our campus is situated on several hills, so those with mobility issues should take necessary precautions. Winters are long, dry, and cold, with temperatures sometimes in the negatives. 

There are buildings on campus that are over 100 years old and were not built with accessibility in mind. We do our best to accommodate students while preserving historic integrity. Three of our buildings, Main Hall, Engineering Hall, and Prospector Hall, are set to undergo much needed renovations within the next few years. but until then, there are currently no working elevators in those buildings, so please plan accordingly.

Need Assistance?

Disability Services: 406-496-4428
Web Developer: 406-496-4400
Campus Security: 406-496-4357
I.T. Help Desk: 406-496-4244
Physical Facilities: Submit a work order