Purpose of Administrative Procedures
Roles and Responsibilities
Disability Support Services (DSS)
Students with Disabilities


Services are provided to assist eligible students in the transition to the college setting by ensuring equal access opportunities.  The entire SCC campus community is committed to non-discrimination in all aspects of programming/academics.  As such, the institution is responsible for implementation of equal access.  Disability Support Services (DSS) is responsible for assisting the institution in this attainment by determining student eligibility for services, reasonable accommodations, conferring with faculty/staff, providing information to the community and assisting in the delivery of reasonable accommodations.

Purpose of Administrative Procedures

The following procedures provide structure and consistency in application. Disability related accommodations are sanctioned only through DSS. These written procedures provide an orderly approach to assuring equal access/compliance with ADA AA and 504. These procedures are subject to change at any time.

Roles and Responsibilities

The College views the provision of reasonable accommodations as a collaborative effort involving administrators, faculty, staff and students.

1) DSS

  1. Determine eligibility.
  2. Identify appropriate accommodations (academic, auxiliary aids, etc.).
  3. Develop accommodations plan and complete faculty notification forms with student.
  4. Work with faculty and staff to ensure delivery of accommodations (arranging testing, use of auxiliary aids in classrooms, classroom/technology modification, etc.).
  5. Maintain detailed confidential records that document the plan for the provision of selected accommodations.
  6. Assist students in development of self-advocacy and independence.
  7. Development and revision of DSS policies/guidelines.
  8. Provide disability representation on campus committees.

2) Students with Disabilities

  1. Meet with DSS manager (self identify), provide appropriate documentation in timely manner.  It is recommended that students provide documentation and contact the DSS manager at least eight weeks prior to the start of the semester for which they are requesting services. Students should schedule an appointment with the DSS manager during the first few weeks of classes so that accommodations can be finalized.
  2. Deliver faculty notification forms to faculty as soon as possible once completed.
  3. Follow guidelines regarding use of accommodations/DSS.
  4. Consult with the DSS manager (in a timely manner) regarding any problems encountered during the semester.
  5. Attend all classes.
  6. Organize time.
  7. Follow course syllabi.

3) Faculty

  1. Adopt teaching practices and evaluation methods which promote equal access, via the classroom or distance learning.
  2. Collaborate with DSS to provide accommodations.
  3. Contact the DSS manager with any questions or problems.
  4. Treat all matters related to students with disabilities in a confidential manner.
  5. Consult with the DSS manager if a disagreement between a student and faculty member regarding an accommodation is not resolved.
  6. May request a written agreement before allowing the student to tape record the lecture/class.
  7. Do not provide academic adjustments under the guise of a disability unless a faculty notification form has been processed by DSS.
  8. Use film/video with captioning.
  9. Select all course materials (texts, supplemental reading, videos, slides, films, etc.) with accessibility considered.

4) Staff/Administration

  1. Cooperate with DSS by assisting with classroom, building and technology modifications.
  2. Support/implement universal design.

Contact Info

Paige George

For appointments:
636-922-8627 or 636-922-8581

Send required documentation to:

Disability Support Services
Student Center, 133C
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
Cottleville, MO 63376