Office of Disability Support Services
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Office of Disability Support Services (ODSS) at NPRC
The Office of Disability Support Services (ODSS) is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive college environment that values diversity and is universally accessible to all.
The College strives to create an accessible learning experience for all students. Disability support services are available to any student enrolled at Northern Pennsylvania Regional College who is seeking accommodations for equitable educational access. ODSS provides support 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. Students must be able to self-identify as a person with a disability and self-advocate throughout the process. Disability-related information is kept confidential, and all records are kept seven years after the student leaves the College.
How to Access Services
→ Fill out and submit the ODSS Inquiry Form found below. This step will prompt follow-up contact from a staff member of the Office of Disability Support Services and can be used by the student to gain general information about NPRC's disability services, register with the Office, or initiate an accommodations request.
→ Meet with an ODSS staff member. If requesting accommodations, the student will discuss with an ODSS staff member the disability for which they are requesting accommodations and the specific accommodations they would like to receive.
→ Provide supporting documents. Documentation from the appropriate licensed professional may be necessary to show evidence of a disability. The Documentation Guidelines can be accessed in the Disability Services Handbook and a condensed version will be provided by an ODSS staff member if they are needed to share with the licensed professional.
Once all materials needed for a decision are received, the student will receive a letter outlining the decision regarding the accommodations request. If support services are awarded, the student will also be provided a letter to present to faculty and staff. It will include 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.
Get in Touch
Assistant Director of Disability and Career Services
Director of Student Services
ODSS Inquiry Form
See What Our Students Have to Say
Growing up in rural Potter County, Pennsylvania meant if I wanted good educational and employment opportunities, I would have to move. When NPRC started offering classes less than 30 minutes from my home (almost an hour closer than the next closest college), my future was no longer dependent on living in a more urban area. I received a quality education without spending the tens of thousands of dollars on room and board a traditional school would have required. And now, I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the team making this story possible for so many other people in rural Pennsylvania. NPRC’s mission is a necessary one, helping serve a part of the population that has lacked affordable and quality higher education for decades. This school helped me avoid debt, find my path in life, and now, I have a job I love and opportunities I never expected.
- Brian, NPRC Graduate
While attending NPRC, I am enrolled in 16 credits and working toward a degree in business administration. This switch is already positively benefitting me as a student. I have been keeping up with classes and shifting out of bad habits that may hinder my success. As someone who is diagnosed with anxiety and ADHD, it sometimes gets hard to effectively communicate. However, NPRC continues to provide opportunities to not only challenge myself, but to help me grow as a student, and more importantly, as a person. NPRC was my second chance. My second chance to help me build myself better, and I feel like my future is already better than what it was before NPRC.
-Noah, Business Administration Student
My time at Northern Pennsylvania Regional College has been a great experience even through the COVID-19 pandemic. Never did I imagine doing a year of college in my own home and still be able to be on the Dean’s List and be extremely proud. I am 39 years of age, and it has taken me this long to attempt college. I have to say that starting college at this age was hard. However, everyone at NPRC has made it easy for me to understand what it means to be studious. You can feel the care that is given to you through the staff at NPRC. The instructors are always willing to help and they will always answer the questions that we have. This college is a great way to get started on your new path through life. There are so many options to pick from if you are undecided.
-Claudia, NPRC Graduate
I started with NPRC right after graduating high school in 2018. I was not sure what I wanted to do career-wise, but the criminal justice field had always piqued my interest. Before finishing my two-year degree with NPRC, I decided to transfer to a four-year university to further my education in both sociology and criminal justice. Without the affordability of NPRC and their knowledgeable staff, I would never have dreamed of being where I am today. I will be graduating from RIT in August of 2022 having majored in Sociology and Criminal Justice, as well as having minored in Criminal Justice. I am excited to start a career in the federal Criminal Justice system or within admissions/counseling in higher education. I plan to put myself through law school while working full time after graduating from RIT.
-Ally, Former NPRC Student
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