Health & Disability Services

Behavioral Intervention Team

St. Charles Community College is concerned about the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. SCC is committed to providing an environment where individuals are free to work, learn and teach, unencumbered and uninhibited by threats of intimidation or harm. To this end, the college has established the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). BIT is responsible for upholding college policies and procedures regarding student behavior.

What Happens to the Student in the BIT Process?

BIT provides students with confidential, respectful, proactive support, while offering resources and balancing the educational needs of students with the mission of SCC.

Community Commitment

A long standing tradition at St. Charles Community College is a profound respect for the dignity of all students, faculty and staff and a deep concern for the larger community as well.

Building on this tradition, BIT strongly encourages the SCC extended community to utilize its referral services to better serve our students. By doing so, BIT seeks to balance the educational needs of the student and those of the greater campus community. The success of this process hinges on community commitment to reporting concerns. If you have any further questions or need to refer a student complete the Student Concern form or call 636-922-8111.

Disability Services for Students

To apply for services you should schedule an appointment with the DSS Manager. The process includes a review of your documentation and an interview with the manager. Accommodations and disability status are approved on a case-by-case basis. Accommodations are arranged to ensure access to all programs/courses at SCC.

New students should apply to the college online and complete their assessment test or submit ACT scores before meeting with the DSS Manager. Each section of the assessment test is untimed and is taken on a computer. An online calculator is allowed for the math section. For more information, contact the Assessment Center. If accommodations are approved for the assessment tests, they will be provided through DSS and must be scheduled ahead of time.

The DSS office is now a one-stop-shop. You can have your accommodations approved at the same time that you are registering for classes. You should be able to have all of your advising needs met in DSS, unless you are an international student. Accommodations will be approved once you are enrolled in your semester classes.

SCC coordinates support services which provide equal access to the college. SCC is committed to providing accessibility to its programs/activities and reasonable accommodations for persons defined as disabled under the Americans With Disabilities Act As Amended and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504. These acts protect qualified students with disabilities from discrimination.

DSS advocates for an accessible academic/physical environment and works collaboratively with staff, administrators and faculty. St. Charles Community College welcomes and supports a diverse student body and is responsible for ensuring accessibility.

Types of Services:

  • Accommodations for the Assessment Test
  • Assistive Technology
    • Screen magnification (CCTV, ZoomText)
    • Speech to text software (Dragon)
    • Screen reading software (Kurzweil, JAWS)
    • Livescribe pens
    • Accommodations on Exams – Extended time, quiet environment, etc.
    • In-class Accommodations – Note taking, recording lectures, etc.
    • Books on CD
    • Interpreting or Captioning Services
    • Braille Documents

Lactation Room

A lactation room is available for use by nursing moms. The room is located on the first floor of the Learning Resource Center, Room 142. The room is equipped with a sink, chair, table, lamp and accent decor. Nursing moms will need to provide their own pumps, supplies and cold storage. Nursing moms needing to use the room may access the key by depositing an ID or equivalent at the Circulation Desk in the Library. Student questions or concerns can be directed to the dean of student success or the associate dean of student success.

Mental Health Counseling

SCC provides short-term mental health counseling to assist students. The counselor will also assist students by providing referrals to community based services. SCC Mental Health Services

Sexual Assault/Violence

See Grievance, Appeal, Harassment & Sexual Misconduct

Death of a Current Student 

If you are aware of the death of a current SCC student, obtain as much information as possible about the student and contact the office of the vice-president for academic and student affairs in SSB 2110, 636-922-8358 or 636-922-8775.