Catherine Axe, Director of Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS)

Catherine Axe is the Director of Student and Employee Accessibility Services (formerly Disability Support Services). Before coming to Brown in 2003, Cathie served as Associate Director of the Academic Support Center at American University. Cathie earned a Master's Degree in Education with a focus on Counseling and Development in Higher Education from George Mason University and is a Brown alum. 

SEAS coordinates and facilitates services for students (including graduate students and postdoctoral trainees), faculty, staff and visitors with physical, psychological, and learning disabilities. Students, faculty or staff members who may need accommodations or services due to a disability or medical condition should contact SEAS to discuss their needs and begin the registration process. Disability related requests for accommodations and services are evaluated individually, based on documentation and completion of the registration process. Services for students, faculty and staff members with disabilities are provided by many offices of the University and are coordinated through SEAS.

The SEAS office is also available to meet with any student, faculty or staff member who may be wondering if they have a disability and seeking an evaluation or additional information to assist them.