The College recognizes its responsibility to ensure that facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible.
Students with psychological disabilities may arrange for classroom, testing and program accommodations when appropriate. Students who require these accommodations should contact the coordinator as early as possible.
Appropriate accommodations may include arrangements that require ample advance planning, so early notice is essential.
Documentation Requirements All documentation must be submitted to the coordinator. It should be on letterhead stationery and include the signature, title, and credentials of the professional conducting the evaluation.
Documentation of a Psychological Disability To document a psychological disability, a student must submit a current report based on a comprehensive evaluation performed by an appropriate professional (i.e., psychiatrist and licensed psychologist or clinical social worker).
The evaluation must include the following information:
DSM IV diagnosis including procedures and instruments used to make the diagnosis
summary of evaluation results, relevant history, and treatment including current medications
identification of functional limitations caused by the disability in a college environment
recommendations for appropriate accommodations to help compensate for the disability
the time period for which these accommodations are recommended
The Counseling & Psychological Services Office assists students with individual and group counseling, as well as official policies regarding medication and treatment.