Southwestern Community College (SCC) provides equal access to education for students with documented disabilities and the College is committed to working with students to accommodate their educational development.
Definition of a Disability
The Federal definition of a disability includes a person who (1) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities (2) has a record of such impairment or (3) is regarded as having such impairment. The determination of whether an individual has a disability under ADA is not based upon the name or diagnosis of the impairment, but rather upon the impact of that impairment on the life/learning of the individual.
The decision of whether or not to disclose a disability in post-secondary education is at the discretion, and the responsibility, of the student. Disclosure is only required if accommodations are needed.
If you are a student with a disability, and will be needing accommodations, you are encouraged to call 800.447.4091, ext. 4420 and make an appointment with a staff member in the Student Support Services Office. For optimal service, please call this number in a timely manner. You may contact the SSS office anytime during the semester; however, reasonable accommodations are designed AFTER disclosure is made.
All conversations, documentation and records provided will be maintained in a confidential manner as outlined in the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974.
SCC wishes to provide reasonable accommodations/modifications to minimize the extent to which a disability may negatively affect your SCC academic and social opportunities. Please give us a call. We look forward to working with you.