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Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College
Student Handbook - Section A: College Information and Policies

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)

Congress enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. MSC Southeast strives to adhere to the requirements of the Act by: 

  • Providing access to education for persons with disabilities as part of the mission of the college.
  • Assuring students and the public that compliance with the Act is a priority of the college.
  • Preparing, publishing, and distributing policy statements and procedures to comply with the letter and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Taking prompt action to implement the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Providing a procedure for individuals to address issues of the Act's compliance or noncompliance that affect them. The Americans with Disabilities Act and the grievance procedure are on file at each campus.


Requesting Disability Accommodations

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a program environment that makes it possible for qualified individual with a disability to have an equal educational opportunity. Enrolled students who have a documented disability that significantly limits one or more major life activities may be eligible for services.

To Request Services

Students requiring accommodations while attending MSC Southeast should contact Student Affairs. You may do so by filling out the Disability Services Request Form or use the contact information below.

Students will be asked to fill out a Student Accommodation Request (SAR) form. The college requests that students give reasonable notice to allow time for any needed accommodations such as equipment, supplies, or a sign language interpreter. The college will respond in a timely fashion.

  • If you are a student with a documented disability needing service, please contact: Melissa Carrington-Irwin, Associate Dean of Students & Director of Student Success/ADA and 504 Coordinator,, 651-385-6309.

If students feel they have not been treated fairly in accordance with disability services of MSC Southeast, they can file a grievance. Grievance forms and procedures are available from the Student Affairs office.

Interested persons, including individuals with disabilities or organizations representing individuals with disabilities, are invited to submit comments on MSC Southeast's current services, policies and practices, and effects thereof for students with disabilities.

Contact Information: For complaints or issues concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact Melissa Carrington-Irwin, Director of Student Success/ADA and 504 Coordinator,, 651-385-6309

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RED WING CAMPUS | 308 Pioneer Road | Red Wing, MN 55066 | 651-385-6300
WINONA CAMPUS | 1250 Homer Road | Winona, MN 55987 | 507-453-2700

Minnesota State College Southeast is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer. ADA accessible. MSC Southeast is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation. In addition, discrimination in employment base on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.


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