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Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College
Student Affairs

Office of Accessibility

Minnesota State College Southeast has a long-standing commitment to provide equal access for students with disabilities and works diligently to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The college policy is to provide accessible programs, services and activities for all students with documented disabilities.

Who is Eligible

An individual with a disability is defined as any person who (i) has a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activity, (ii) has a record of such an impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having such impairment.

Reasonable Accommodations

A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a course, program, service, job, activity or facility that enables a qualified student with a documented disability to have an equal opportunity. Reasonable accommodations are provided to ensure access to all college courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities, including those that are off-site, such as field trips, internships, and fieldwork. An equal opportunity means an opportunity to obtain the same level of performance or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges as are available to a similarly situated student without a disability.

Reasonable accommodations depend upon the nature and degree of severity of the documented disability. While the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires that priority consideration be given to the specific methods requested by the student, it does not imply that a particular accommodation must be granted if it is deemed not reasonable and other suitable techniques are available.  Accommodations are provided upon request and are dependent on the assessed needs of the student. 

Note: If you require an accommodation, it is your responsibility to make an accommodation request prior to the start of each semester of attendance.

Accessibility Services

The Office of Accessibility provides services for students with disabilities, including but not limited to the following:

  • Support Services
    Individual and career counseling, support groups, and assessment and referral services.
  • Academic Assistance Services
    Program advising, course selection, tutoring, testing assistance and modification, early registration information and assistance, early syllabus availability, course accommodations and/or modifications, notetakers, proofreaders, and course load adjustment.
  • Advocacy Services
    Assistance is available to students when working with faculty, administrators, intervention procedures, and grievance procedures.

Requesting Accommodations

If you require accommodations while attending MSC Southeast, please fill out out the Accessibility Registration Form (PDF) or use the contact information below.

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
Office of Accessibility
accessibility@southeastmn.edu
651-385-6309


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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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