Southern Union State Community College

ADA / Special Needs

Southern Union State Community College complies with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Disability Support Services (DSS) are availble to those qualified students with disabilities who meet the technical and academic standards at Southern Union State Community College are entitled to reasonable accommodations. It is the student’s responsibility to request accommodations and to provide appropriate documentation to the ADA Coordinator in order to receive services through Disability Support Services.

Application Steps

1. Complete and submit a Request for Accommodations form

2. Schedule an appointment to meet with the ADA Coordinator on the campus where you are registered to discuss your need for reasonable accommodations. Students must also provide appropriate documentation from a professional stating the type of disability and recommendations for academic adjustments. The documentation should be dated within three years of enrollment. Please review the documentation criteria as listed in the Criteria for Disability Documentation.

3. After being certified to receive reasonable accommodations at the College, the ADA Coordinator will complete a Disability Certification form which lists the reasonable accommodations to be provided.

4. At the beginning of each term of enrollment, the student must schedule a meeting with the ADA Coordinator. The Coordinator will review the Disability Certification form and complete Reasonable Accommodation form(s) for the student to present to his/her instructors.

The student should present the Reasonable Accommodation form(s) to the instructor(s) during the first week of class. After the instructor signs the form, the student must return the form to the ADA Coordinator who will copy the form and provide an additional copy to the instructor.

Types of Services

Examples of accommodations include, but aren’t limited to liaison with faculty and staff, classroom adaptions, private testing, extended time for testing, note-takers, oral exams, captioning, and visually assistive computer software.


Request for Accommodations
Criteria for Disability Documentation
ADA Release and Statement Form

For additional Information, please review the Disability Support Services Information and Procedures Manual.

Campus ADA Coordinators

Opelika Campus

Cydney Mathews
Coordinator, Student Success Center/Retention

Office location: Business and Technology Center, Room 110
Phone: (334) 745-6437, Extension 5488

Click here to schedule an appointment.

Wadley Campus

Dr. Fred Williams
Director, Academic Advising
Coordinator of College Diversity Programs

Office location: Administration Building, Suite 211
Phone: (256) 395-2211, Extension 5151

Valley Campus

Robin Brown
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
Coordinator, Valley Campus

Office location: Main Building
Phone: (334) 756-4151, Extension 5204

Additional Resources

Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities ACT:
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Service
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Students With Visual Impairments
Students with Physical Disabilities
Students with Learning Disabilities
Students with Psychiatric Disabilities