Lackawanna College is an equal employment and educational opportunity institution conforming to all applicable legislation which prohibits discrimination. Lackawanna College will provide reasonable accommodation for any qualified student with known disabilities provided the accommodation does not pose an undue hardship on the College. Some examples of accommodations provided by the College are the following:
- Extended time on exams
- Taped versions of exams
- Exams in alternate forms
- Exams in a distraction-free environment
- Alternative methods of demonstrating mastery of course objectives
- Allow student to tape when necessary
Students requesting accommodation must begin by submitting documentation to the Admissions Office. Such documentation consists of a report supplied by a certified or licensed professional on the basis of an examination conducted within the last four years. The diagnostic report should include specific recommendations for accommodations as well as an explanation as to why each accommodation is recommended. If the disability is physical, including hearing or vision impairment, or if it has any other medical implications, including psychiatric, the student should so indicate on the College Health Form.
A student seeking accommodations must meet with Mrs. Hartzell in the Department of Academic Development, Suite 110 in Lackawanna's Angeli Hall, at the beginning of each semester. Students are responsible for securing appropriate documentation and notifying the instructor if accommodations are required. A school plan such as an individualized education plan (IEP) is insufficient documentation. Accommodations cannot be made for students who do not provide the necessary documentation. The final determination for providing appropriate and reasonable accommodations rests with the institution.
All services are arranged individually on an as-needed basis. The services may vary from course to course and semester to semester. Therefore, students may not automatically be granted each accommodation requested. Students should schedule an appointment well in advance of the need for services. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 961.7821.