The Center for Disability Services provides it's own orientation session to help new students get acclimated with services and accommodations provided on campus to ensure success.
The Center for Disability Services serves students with documented disabilities and works to ensure equal access for students with disabilities to all college programs while promoting student independence, student success, and self-advocacy. No qualified student with a disability shall be denied the benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or be otherwise discriminated against in a college program or activity due to the absence of educational support services.
Support services include:
- Evaluation and review of documentation
- Small-group orientation sessions
- Notification of faculty regarding recommended services and/or accommodations
- Educational planning sessions
- Priority registration for next semester’s classes
- Tape recording of classes
- Assistive listening devices
- Large-print books
- Extended time for testing
- Midterm evaluation reviewing grades, attendance, participation and use of accommodations
- Note takers
- Textbooks on tape
- Test proctoring
- Tutoring through the Academic Skills Center
- Sign Language Interpreters
- Career and educational counseling through the Counseling and Career Development Center
- Accessible parking
- Complaint process for students who feel accommodations aren’t meeting their needs.
New Student Orientation
If a student has a documented disability and desires to utilize these services, he or she should register with the Center for Disability Services in advance of the anticipated need for services:
Fall semester deadline – May 1
Spring semester deadline – Oct. 1
Summer semester deadline – March 1
Call (708) 974-5711 or visit the center located in Building S, Room S114.