Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) is committed to providing equal and integrated access for individuals with disabilities to all courses, programs, and activities it offers. This commitment is consistent with legal requirements, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The Office of Disability Services (DS) works collaboratively with academic departments and student affairs offices to engage and support the intellectual and social development of students with disabilities. A student with a disability who is qualified for admission will have the same access to programs, services, and activities as all other students.
Students can request support from DS as soon as they apply to the College, or if a student is already enrolled in courses, as soon as they are diagnosed with a disability. We recommend starting this process before the beginning of the semester, however, students may request assistance at any time during the year. Requests for assistance are reviewed by DS staff in the order in which they are received. The review process may take up to two-three (2-3) weeks.
College policies and procedures with regards to the rights of students with disabilities can be found by clicking on the following link: Policies & Procedures
The Office of Disability Services is committed to providing students with disabilities the tools, reasonable accommodations, and support services to participate fully on campus. The Office of Disability Services is responsible for working with students with documented disabilities to determine eligibility for reasonable and appropriate academic accommodations. DS will assist students in assuring that these accommodations are implemented, while empowering students with disabilities to realize their academic and personal potential. In keeping with this objective, students are expected and encouraged to utilize the resources of Disability Services and the College to the degree they determine necessary. Although a significant degree of independence is expected of students, Disability Services is available to assist and maintain the accommodation process.
For more information on Disability Services contact:
The Office of Disability Services
College Center Suite C-143
Phone: 908-526-1200 x8921/8418
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