At Pierpont, we work closely with students to determine reasonable accommodations that will help them be successful in their schooling.
Many students who were under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan during high school will qualify for services, as will many other students who might not have received any specialized services during their K-12 education.
Students should contact the Disability Services Office to discuss any disability that might interfere with the pursuit of their education. Approved accommodations are determined on an individual basis.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, students with disabilities are due reasonable accommodations in their academic pursuits. A student’s disability should not unfairly interfere with his or her learning process or evaluation and grading. To that end, our staff collaborates with students, instructors, staff, and community members to create diverse learning environments that are usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable.
A person who:
(1) Has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits a major life activity;
(2) Has a record or history of such an impairment; or
(3) Is regarded as having such an impairment.
Disabilities include, but are not limited to, physical, visual, hearing, emotional, cognitive, learning, speech, and language issues. Major life activities include, but are not limited to: walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, test-taking, working, caring for oneself, and performing manual tasks.
HOW DO I OBTAIN ACCOMMODATIONS AT
PIERPONT COMMUNITY & TECHINICAL COLLEGE?
You need to contact our office.
According to Section 504 and the ADA, it is the student’s responsibility to identify himself/herself. At Pierpont College, this means that you must seek assistance from Disability Services.
At your initial appointment:
You will learn about the disability services provided by Pierpont College, in addition to the process of determining those accommodations.
You will be asked to provide the following information upon application: demographic information, your statement of or documentation of diagnosis, and descriptions of the problem(s) created by the disability.
You and the disability services' coordinator will develop an Individualized Accommodation Plan that will detail your accommodations while attending Pierpont College. You will be provided with a letter to your faculty, which you will discuss with individual faculty members in private meetings that you request.
Make your appointment to
You can register anytime, but the sooner the better.
You can even register before the semester begins.
For more information or to register, click on the ‘Disability Services - Forms & Information’ link below.
Faculty and Students: Online forms are available.
For students, the forms are for making an appointment to register with us, ordering electronic (audio) books, ordering a copy of your accommodation letter, and requesting test proctoring in our office. For faculty, the forms are for scheduling class presentations (Don’t Cancel That Class!), sending tests to disability services when their office will be proctoring tests for your students, and copying a syllabus statement informing students about disability services. For students and faculty, the forms are for requesting a sign language interpreter or transcriber and reporting an access issue. There is information about obtaining disabled parking permits and viewing/printing a map of accessible routes through campus. To access the forms, click the link below.
Notice: 5 business days' advance notice is required for:
- requesting a sign language interpreter or transcriber, and
- requesting test proctoring in our office
For more information, visit the Disability Services Office in 316 Turley Center, or contact the office at (304) 333-3661, or email email@example.com.
Pierpont Community & Technical College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Institution.
Turley Student Services Center
Phone: (304) 333-3661
TTY: (304) 367-4906
Suzan Walsh Clemens, PhD
Supervised Psychologist/Disability Counselor
316 Turley Student Services Center
Phone: (304) 367-4073