Policy Statement

No student shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination on the basis of his or her disability, under any college program or activity. Pierce College District Eleven is committed to providing qualified students with a disability an equal opportunity to access the benefits, rights, and privileges of college services, programs and activities, in the most integrated setting appropriate to the student's needs, in compliance with Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and State of Washington Laws of 1994, Chap. 105.

Pierce College is committed to providing academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services to qualified students with disabilities. The purpose of this policy is to identify the rights and responsibilities of students under the ADA and Section 504 and to establish clear guidelines for seeking and receiving academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services.

Scope

To receive academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, students are responsible for requesting such adjustments and documenting the nature and extent of their disability in a timely manner with the Disabilities Support Services Office.

Pierce College will make those academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, that (1) are reasonably necessary to ensure that circumstances without such adjustments, do not discriminate, or have the effect of discriminating against a qualified student with a disability based on that disability and (2) do not impose an undue hardship on the college or require alteration of essential program requirements.

Academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, will be provided to qualified students with disabilities for recruitment, the application process, enrollment, registration, financial aid, course work, academic counseling, and non-academic programs and service.

 

Revised 2003-07-01

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