The College provides reasonable academic accommodations for students who have followed the procedure for disclosing and appropriately documenting their disability, in compliance with State and Federal regulations.
In order to receive classroom accommodations at Oakland Community College, students must:
1. Provide current documentation that cites an active diagnosis and functional limitations for classroom and academic work.
2. Request accommodations through ACCESS each semester after registering for classes. Disability accommodations are not retroactive. They are provided from the date they are approved and communicated to faculty through the Notification of Accommodations process.
3. Alert the ACCESS Office if a schedule change occurs after the enacting of that semester’s accommodations.
4. Fulfill the objectives and requirements for each class, including attendance, notetaking (if possible), abiding by due dates and adhering to the OCC Student Code of Conduct (oaklandcc.edu/currentstudents/studenthandbook.aspx#code_of_conduct).
5. Discuss approved accommodation arrangements with instructors. Schedule testing accommodation appointments with ACCESS at least two (2) business days in advance of each exam. If using a reader or scribe, schedule testing appointments at least one (1) week before the exam.
6. Inform the ACCESS Office if approved accommodations are not being met in the classroom.
1. The College may request additional or updated documentation in order to provide accommodations or services.
2. The College honors the confidentiality of student records, including disability documentation, in accordance with the Family Education and Privacy Act (FERPA) (oaklandcc.edu/college-policies/default.aspx).
3. The College is committed to timely delivery of approved accommodations notification to faculty.
4. Only disability accommodations approved by Oakland Community College will be provided in OCC classes.
5. The College will not discriminate against any student regardless of disability, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin as required by state and federal laws.