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II.J.1. Community Members with Disabilities

II.J.1.01. Policy

The College recognizes and supports the principles set forth in federal and state laws designed to eliminate discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. The College believes in equal access to educational opportunities for all individuals and is committed to making reasonable accommodations, including providing auxiliary aids and services, for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law.

Students seeking disability accommodation must refer to Policy Section VI for the relevant student policy and procedures. College employees seeking disability accommodation must refer to Policy Section IV for the relevant employee policy and procedures. This section provides notice to third parties of the availability of certain services for individuals with disabilities.

II.J.1.02. Third Parties Requesting Accommodations

Third parties attending College activities or events (e.g., College play, graduation ceremony, Board meeting, etc.) may contact the College’s Executive Director of Disability Services to request that the College provide disability accommodation or modification at the activity or event. The Executive Director of Disability Services will collaborate with the applicable college president or responsible employee to review and, if possible, implement the request. Third parties requesting accommodation or modification are urged to make the request at least three business days before the activity or event.

II.J.1.03. Notice

The College shall make available to interested persons information regarding the provisions of applicable law and their applicability to College services, programs, or activities, and make such information available to interested persons in such manner as the Chancellor finds necessary to apprise such persons of the protections against discrimination assured them by law. 

II.J.1.04. Responsible Employee Designation

The College designates the Executive Director of Disability Services as the employee responsible for coordinating the College’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under applicable disability laws, including investigations of complaints communicated to the College alleging its noncompliance and/or any actions prohibited by applicable laws. Similarly, the College also designates the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources as the employee responsible for coordinating the College’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under applicable disability laws as they relate to College employees requesting disability accommodation. If either the Executive Director of Disability Services or Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources position is vacant, the Chancellor shall designate the responsible employee for this section. The College shall make available to all interested individuals the names, office addresses, and telephone numbers of the employees designated.

 

LSCS Policy Manual Section adopted by the Board of Trustees on December 1, 2016