Disability Support Services (DSS) at NPRC
The College strives to create an accessible learning experience for all students. Disability support services (DSS) are available to any student enrolled at Northern Pennsylvania Regional College who is seeking accommodations for equitable educational access. DSS provides supports for students on a case-by-case basis in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.
How to Access Services
Students seeking accommodations do so by filling out and submitting an Accommodations Request Form. Students may access this form on the NPRC website, or the Get Help links in D2L. Once this form is received, a meeting will be scheduled with the student by a DSS staff member. At this meeting, the student will discuss with the staff member the disability(ies) for which they are requesting accommodations and the specific accommodations they would like to receive. Should the staff member discover that ADA documentation is needed to evaluate a request, the student must provide the College with the appropriate forms at this meeting.
Once all materials needed for a decision are received, students will receive a letter outlining the decision regarding the accommodations request. If support services are awarded, students will be provided a letter to present to faculty and staff with the summary of approved accommodations. It is the student’s right and responsibility to disclose documentation of approved accommodations to their instructors if they desire to use the approved accommodations. The student’s accommodations are activated for any course upon disclosure of their documented accommodations to the instructor. Accommodations cannot be made retroactively.
Accommodations included in the letter are valid for one calendar year from the date in which the accommodations are granted. Student disability-related information will be disclosed to any outside organizations only with the student’s written permission. All disability documentation will be retained for a minimum of six years after students leave the College.
Disability support services staff are available to speak with any student wishing to explore collegiately appropriate accommodations. For more information on how to request accommodations, please email Support Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.