Services for Students with Disabilities

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disabling condition, according to provisions within the Americans with Disabilities Act.

An individual is disabled or is deemed disabled under the ADA she/he:

  • Suffers from a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual.
  • Has a record of such an impairment; or
  • Is regarded as having such an impairment.

To receive assistance under ADA, the following conditions must be met:

Students are required to self-identify by registering their disability with the Dean of Student Services two months prior to the beginning of the semester.

Medical substantiation of the specific disability can be expected to be required and students are responsible for any associated costs.

Students must request to the Dean of Student Services, at least two weeks in advance, the specific accommodations that they desire. The Dean will contact faculty and staff who need to know about the request. The College will make good faith efforts to provide reasonable accommodations. With insufficient notice, the College may be unable to guarantee the students will receive accommodations in time.

Determinations are made on a case-by-case basis.

Negotiating reasonable accommodations for students is taken seriously. For this reason, any denial of accommodation must be documented and reviewed progressively if not granted by:

1st The Director or Program Chair;
2nd The Dean responsible for the area where the accommodation is requested;
3rd The Appeals Committee for College operations;
4th The President.