Marygrove College strives to promote, provide, and ensure an educational environment where all students are given an opportunity to thrive and learn. To that end, the office of disability services at Marygrove College adheres to the mandates and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/disability/ada) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008. (https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/adaaa.cfm).
Disabilities Compliance Officer Contact Information:
Denise Nicole Powell, Ph.D.
Liberal Arts (LA) Building
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA) of 2008, an individual with a disability is a person who has:
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES HAVE THESE RIGHTS:
The Mission of the Disability Support Services (DSS) is to foster student inclusion into Marygrove College’s community through teaching independence, self-advocacy, and responsibility while maintaining an environment that promotes personal, educational, and social growth. This is accomplished by:
Proper documentation of a disability establishing a physical or cognitive impairment that limits a major life activity as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA) of 2008 is required in order to receive services or accommodations. All authorizations for services must be reasonable in nature and are determined in collaboration with the student and Disability Services.
Students have the following responsibilities and must follow Disability Support Services (DSS) procedures in order to receive accommodations:
Faculty will be notified by DSS when they have a disabled student on their roster:
The DSS office will notify the instructor when a student has self-identified as disabled. Notification will be in two forms: email and hard copy. Emails will have a “read receipt” which instructors will send back to DSS. Sealed, hard copies will be delivered to the department chair, and disbursed by the department chair to the appropriate instructors via email.
Testing Procedures for DSS students:
Instructors will fill out and sign the DSS Exam Proctor form and send it along with the exam to DSS Office (LA 322B). DSS Office will proctor the test per the accommodation requirements allotted to the student, along with the instructor’s directions on the Exam Proctor form, and return the form, along with the test, back to the instructor according to the instructor directions on the Exam Proctor Form. Students are not allowed to bring the exam to the DSS office, nor are they allowed to return the exam to the Instructor.
Some key rules that students who receive accommodations must follow:
Services NOT Provided by DSS