Garden City Community College is committed to assisting individuals with disabilities achieve their educational goals by providing appropriate accommodations and services based on individual, documented need.
The Office of Disability Services operates under the following regulations:
No otherwise qualified handicapped individual in the United States shall, solely by reason of handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Rehabilitation Act, Section 504, 1973
No qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity.
Americans With Disabilities Act, 1990
The Accommodations Coordinator is responsible for coordinating services for GCCC students who have a documented disability. Services are provided to enrolled students on an individual basis and with respect to confidentiality. The Accommodations Office encourages independence and self-advocacy among the students this program assists.
Disabilities qualifying for services may include, but are not limited to:
The Office of Accommodations is part of the Counseling and Advising Center located in the Student and Community Service Center (SCSC). The Coordinator's phone number is 620-276-9671. For TDD communications, individuals should use the Kansas Relay Service at 1-800-766-3777. E-mail address: email@example.com
All GCCC students must adhere to the "Standards of Conduct for Students" as published in the GCCC Catalog and/or Student Handbook.
Tutoring is not a required accommodation under either the ADA or section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. GCCC, however, offers many tutoring programs to its students. Students with disabilities are guaranteed equal access to all GCCC tutoring programs for which they are eligible.
Types of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:
GCCC does not provide:
Students requesting additional services should contact the Accommodations Coordinator for Garden City Community College. Additional services will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Factors affecting the additional services will be dependent upon disability, documented need, and the compliance requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act.
Garden City Community College does not discriminate against applicants, employees or students on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, or other non-merit reasons, or handicap, nor will sexual harassment be tolerated in its employment practices and/or educational programs or activities. Those concerned about the above should contact Emily Clouse, Director of Human Resources, Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846, 620-276-9574.
Garden City Community College is complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and is committed to equal and reasonable access to facilities and programs for all employees, students and visitors. Those with ADA concerns, or who need special accommodations, should contact Jean Ferguson, Interim Accommodations Coordinator, Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846, 620-276-9671.