Our office works to enhance the mission of Siena College and acts as a liaison for students with disabilities within the college community. The office ensures compliance with responsibilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and current amendments.

Accommodations are granted to students who have registered and provided current and relevant documentation of their disability and accommodation needs to the office. All information disclosed is considered confidential and will not be released without the student’s permission. I look forward to working with each of you to help make your time at Siena a success!

Julia Gold,  Director of the Office of Accessibility                                

Email:  jgold@siena.edu                                 Foy Hall, Room #109

Phone:  518-783-4239                                     515 Loudon Road

Fax:  518-782-6770                                          Loudonville, NY  12211

Requesting accommodations 

1.  Complete the following Registration Form and Authorization for Release of Information Form in full and return them to the Office of Accessibility.  
You  have the option of online or paper forms

Online Forms - Enter Credentials: Siena Username (without @siena.edu) and Siena Password

2.  Provide recent documentation of your disability which details your functional limitations and accommodation needs. Documentation should be forwarded from the student's high school, certified psychologist, licensed or otherwise properly credentialed professional.

  • It should provide information which establishes a disability
  • describes the functional limitations of the disability
  • how it inhibits a major life function
  • suggests reasonable accommodations.

3.  Upon request of the above mentioned documents, the Director will determine the accommodations to be granted and contact the student directly.  

Siena College makes every effort to follow AHEAD's most recent guidelines regarding disability documentation. 


All documentation and information obtained by the Office of Accessibility during the registration process is considered private. As part of the registration process, students are asked to complete release forms detailing authorization for information release.

Office of Accessibility

Foy Hall, Room 109
Office hours:
Mon. – Fri. 8:30– 4:30 p.m.
(closed 12-1:00 p.m. for lunch)

Summer hours:
Mon.-Thur. 8:00 – 4:15 p.m.
(closed 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. for lunch)
Fri. 8:00 - Noon