SCC Mission

SCC is committed to providing equal access to the college’s educational programs and activities for students with disabilities through reasonable accommodations and services respective to the individual needs of the student.

Legal Protections

Services are provided in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which states “no otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall, solely on the basis of his or her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Types of Disabilities

A disability is an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. The categories of disabilities that are provided accommodations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Physical/Mobility Impairment
  • Learning Disability
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Chronic Medical Condition (i.e. asthma, seizure disorders, neurological condition)
  • Psychological/Psychiatric Condition

Accommodations

All students are expected to meet the same academic standards. To accomplish this for the student with a disability, accommodations may be necessary. Services may include, but are not limited to:

  • Classroom and testing accommodations
  • Interpreters
  • Note taking services
  • Priority registration
  • Assistive technology
  • Disability counseling and advocacy
  • Accessible Parking

Student Responsibilities

It is the student’s responsibility to notify the office of Disability Support Services of his/her disability. If classroom adaptations, interpreters or academic aides are necessary, advanced notice of 30 days is required to coordinate these services. If you are a high school student, it would be beneficial to contact the Disability Counselor to arrange a meeting to discuss the differences and similarities in responsibilities as you transition from high school to the college setting.

Procedures

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, students must disclose disabilities/pregnancy to the counselor in order for Southeastern Community College to provide reasonable accommodations.

  1. The student discloses the type of disability/pregnancy, the student’s limitations, and the current impact of the disability/medical condition to the counselor by completing the appropriate forms. The forms are available in the counselor’s office. Accommodations should be requested at least two weeks in advance to give the disability counselor time to make arrangements. Accommodations requested after that will be provided as soon as possible.
  1. The student provides proof of the disability/pregnancy from a physician, psychologist or other appropriate professional stating the nature of the disability/pregnancy and recommendations for needed accommodations. The documentation must reflect the current impact of the disability/pregnancy. SCC’s staff is not able to diagnose disabilities. The documentation accepted at SCC may not suffice for universities or professional and certification exams.
  1. The student engages in an interview with the counselor.
  1. The counselor documents the reasonable accommodations that the College will provide as determined from the student/counselor interview and appropriate documentation. All of the information is collected by the counselor and filed with a copy of the mutually agreed upon accommodations.
  1. The counselor sends the accommodation form to the instructor. Students are encouraged to discuss heir accommodations with their instructors.
  1. The student reviews the accommodations with the counselor prior to or at the beginning of each semester during which the student wishes to receive accommodations.

For more information, contact Sammie Worley, Counselor at 910.642.7141 Ext. 263 (phone), 910.642.1267 (fax), Office A-124, or sammie.worley@sccnc.edu.

Please be aware of the attendance policy located in the SCC Catalog at www.sccnc.edu.

Please note that all students regardless of disability/pregnancy must meet the technical standards of a program with or without reasonable accommodations.

Students have the right to appeal decisions made by the disability counselor as stated in the SCC Student Handbook located at www.sccnc.edu. Students must do so by submitting a request in writing to the Director of Student Services, within ten (10) working days of receiving or being denied accommodations.