Individuals with Disabilities Procedure (ADA) 3.501
ECC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) 42 USC Section 12101 et seq., and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. All college facilities, services, and programs are accessible to students, employees, and visitors with disabilities.
- Braille Signage
- Motorized Doors
- Lifts and Elevators
- Designated Handicap Parking
- Easy access of each building.
Students who may need assistance in exiting buildings in the event of an emergency must submit a copy of their schedule each semester to the ADA coordinator located in building B, room B125, Main Campus.
Tips for Students with Disabilities on Going to College
Students with a disability requesting accommodations must submit documentation of the disability to the ADA coordinator. Students do not need to reveal a disability, but without documentation on file, no exceptions to standard procedures can be given. Therefore, it is in the student’s best interest to submit documentation even if there is no immediate need for support. Documentation is kept confidential in compliance with the ADA.
Documentation must be submitted as early as possible, but no later than the week prior to the start of classes, so that accommodations can be arranged.
Student Responsibilities & Rights
Students are responsible for management of services, and for reading and following other college procedures. Reasonable accommodations can be provided for successful entrance into, and completion of, courses, but students should note that the college is not required to, nor will we, compromise on program admissions or essential course requirements.
Students should also take advantage of all the college’s support services, i.e., tutoring, counseling, financial aid, student clubs, etc., and work to resolve any academic concerns through standard channels as much as possible, i.e., consulting with instructors, meeting regularly with their counselor and the ADA coordinator.
All students are expected to comply with the student rights and responsibilities of the college. Safety to self and others is of paramount importance and cannot be compromised. Students with emotional/psychiatric disabilities or other disabilities that may compromise these obligations will need to meet with the ADA coordinator, and may need to meet with the coordinator and a counselor.
Behavioral Disorders (BD)
Documentation is not a protected disability under the ADA or 504. Students with BD documentation will need to substantiate emotional or psychiatric disability to qualify for accommodations.
In the event a student feels he/she has been discriminated against or adequate accommodation has not been provided, he/she may file a concern/complaint. Every attempt will be made to resolve the request within 30 days. If informal resolution is not adequate, an investigation will take place. Check ECC student appeal and complaint procedures.