Students with disabilities who may benefit from accommodations must identify themselves to the Office of Student Support Services.
There is no continuation of services from high school to college. By law, Kirtland Community College will not request disability information during the admission process.
If students do not disclose a disability, it will go unknown and unaddressed. It is their choice to disclose information about their disability, and to request assistance.
Students have the responsibility to:
- Self-identify or disclose their disability to the Office of Student Support Services
- Obtain necessary documentation regarding the specific disability
- Contact individual faculty to activate an accommodation after a request has been made
- Arrange for any personal needs and supports independent of what the College is allowed to provide.
Kirtland Community has responsibility to provide accommodations to students with disabilities. The following steps will be taken to ensure this occurs:
- Verify that a student has a documented disability
- Develop a reasonable support services plan according to documentation provided.
- Provide or arrange for effective, appropriate, and reasonable disability accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services.
- Maintain confidentiality of records and communication except where disclosure is required by the law or authorized by the student.
- Serve as a resource for faculty, staff and students