All colleges and universities have the legal responsibility under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) to foster inclusion of students with disabilities.
To fulfill this opportunity Salt Lake Community College has a Disability Resource Center (DRC) to provide services and accommodations for students who qualify.
The DRC also provides disability education and support to the college administration, faculty and staff.
Students seeking services through the DRC may apply at the DRC office, disclose their disability and provide appropriate documentation to support their request.
The DRC cannot provide or pay for diagnostic evaluations and documentation which support student claims for accommodations. It is the responsibility of the student to provide such documentation for the DRC prior to receiving any services. Students who do not have documentation are encouraged to meet with the DRC to explore options for support.
Once the student is found eligible, the DRC advisors work to ensure equal opportunity and access for the student’s education.
Student accommodations are based on documented student needs and are individualized for each class. DRC students meet regularly with their advisors to review their needs, assess their academic progress and register for classes.
The DRC is the only department in the College with can make a determination of a student’s eligibility for services under ADA. Faculty may not provide any accommodation to students without prior written authorization from the DRC.
Students with disabilities are invited to seek assistance and guidance at the DRC. For a comprehensive look at the DRC, visit www.slcc.edu/drc. You can also contact the DRC at 801-957-4659.