2020-2021 Catalog 
  
    Jul 08, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

Students with Disabilities


The College is committed to providing equal access to educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Southwest Virginia Community College recognizes that individuals with disabilities may need reasonable accommodations to have equally effective opportunities to participate in or benefit from educational programs. The college maintains compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). With respect to student privacy, information regarding the student’s disability will be held confidentially and only shared with student consent.

  1. It is the responsibility of the student to identify themselves as a person with a disability and present the proper documentation of the disability for which they seek accommodation. The documentation should be current (usually within the last three years) and from a qualified professional.  It is preferred that this be done prior to the beginning of each semester. 
  2. It is the responsibility of the student to notify the faculty member(s) of approved accommodations needed for each class.
  3. Where course substitutions or curriculum changes are requested as accommodations by students with disabilities, approval must be obtained from the appropriate division dean and/or Vice President of Academic and Student Services.
  4. Students with a complaint should file it in writing to the Dean of Student Success.  A description of the alleged violation and the name and address of the person filing the complaint should be included.   Persons should file within the semester the alleged violation occurred.
  5. Students with disabilities will be expected to abide by the same college rules, policies, and due process procedures that apply to all other students.

Disability Services is located in Dellinger Hall, room 101 or online at www.sw.edu/disability-services.