Snow College's responsibilities to individuals with disabilities are mandated by federal laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Snow College has a responsibility to provide reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, or auxiliary aids to qualified students with medical, psychological, learning or other disabilities. Student needs to voluntarily disclose to the Office of Disability Services (ODS) that they have a disability, provide documentation of that disability, request an accommodation and meet the criteria for receipt of accommodations.
Under the ADA a student with a disability is defined as
"Any person who (1) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, (2) has a record of such an impairment, or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment."
The Americans with Disabilities Act states
"No qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity [college], or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity."
Qualified Impairments May Include, But Are Not Limited To
Alcoholism, Blindness/Visual Impairments, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Deafness/Hearing Impairments, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Learning Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, Orthopedic/Mobility Impairments, Psychiatric Disability, Specific Learning Disability, Speech/Language Impairments, Transplant, Traumatic Brain Injury
If you feel that you have been discriminated against please contact the ADA Coordinator for your campus:
You may also choose to contact the Office for Civil Rights at:
U. S. Department of Education
Independence Avenue, S. W.
Washington, D. C. 20202-1100
FAX (202) 205-9862
TTY (202) 205-5166
A formal complaint to the Office for Civil Rights must be made in writing. It must include a name and address and a general description of the person(s) or class of person injured by the alleged discriminatory act(s). The name and the location of the institution that committed that alleged discriminatory act(s) and a description of the alleged discriminatory act(s) is also required. The description must be sufficient in detail to enable OCR to understand what occurred, when it occurred, and the basis for the alleged discrimination (i.e. race, color, national origin, sex disability, or age). Names of the injured person(s) are not required.