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.
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.
For additional Information, please review the Disability Support Services Information and Procedures Manual.
Campus ADA Coordinators
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.
Dr. Fred Williams
Director, Academic Advising
Coordinator of College Diversity Programs
Office location: Administration Building, Suite 211
Phone: (256) 395-2211, Extension 5151
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
Coordinator, Valley Campus
Office location: Main Building
Phone: (334) 756-4151, Extension 5204
Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities ACT: www.ADA.gov
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services http://www.rehab.alabama.gov/home
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-for-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-students/
Students With Visual Impairments http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-visual-impairments/
Students with Physical Disabilities http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-physical-disabilities/
Students with Learning Disabilities http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-learning-disabilities/
Students with Psychiatric Disabilities http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-psychiatric-disabilities/