Services for Students with Disabilities

It is the policy of Oregon Coast Community College to comply with all federal and state rules and regulations pertaining to the civil rights of both employees and students.  Oregon Coast Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or family relationship.  Inquiries regarding compliance and /or grievance procedures regarding nondiscrimination in employment should be directed to Kathy Steenkolk, Human Resources Director (400 SE College Way, Newport , OR 97366) at 541-867-8515 or at ksteenkolk@occc.cc.or.us

Inquires regarding compliance and /or grievance procedures regarding nondiscrimination in provisions of education services, related services or access issues (in compliance with 34 CFR 104.8) should be directed to Cindy Carlson, Dean of Students and Section 504 Compliance Officer (400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366) at 541-867-8511 or at ccarlson@occc.cc.or.us. Oregon Coast Community College does not discriminate in providing access to its programs or activities.  OCCC is committed to providing qualified students with a disability an equal opportunity to access the benefits, rights, and privileges of college services and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate to the student's needs in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and ORS 659.150 to 659.160 and OAR 581-21-045 to 581-21-049.

In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Oregon Coast Community College provides reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities.  If you desire reasonable accommodation, please contact Cindy Carlson, Dean of Students and Section 504 Compliance Officer (400 SE College Way, Newport , OR 97366 ) at 541-867-8511 or at ccarlson@occc.cc.or.us. Students are responsible for requesting, in a timely manner, accommodation and documenting the nature and extent of their disability.  All questions regarding accommodations should be directed to Cindy Carlson, Dean of Students and Section 504 Compliance Officer (400 SE College Way, Newport , OR 97366) at 541-867-8511 or at ccarlson@occc.cc.or.us

Individuals with mobility impairments will have access to all the college’s programs and activities.  If you have any questions or comments regarding the accessibility of any facilities utilized by OCCC, please contact Cindy Carlson, Dean of Students and Section 504 Compliance Officer (400 SE College Way, Newport , OR 97366) at 541-867-8511 or at ccarlson@occc.cc.or.us

You may contact us to discuss this issue and alternatives that may be available to the college.  By virtue of passing a facility bond measure in 2004, the College is in the midst of building fully accessible educational and workforce training facilities. 

Program Accessibility Procedures

A student with mobility impairments will:

  1. follow established procedures for admission and registration.
  2. contact Cindy Carlson, Dean of Students and Section 504 Compliance Officer (400 SE College Way, Newport , OR 97366) at 541-867-8511 or at ccarlson@occc.cc.or.us  to request accommodations and modifications which may included, but not limited to: access, registration, completion timelines, testing, academic adjustments, auxiliary equipment or other aids.

   2a. Submit written documentation, at least two weeks (10 business days) in advance for classes, student club and events published in the College’s schedule.

      2b.  Submit written documentation at least five (5) business days in advance of other events scheduled by the College, such as teacher conferences, trips that are scheduled on an as needed basis and other specials events.

3. Use the grievance procedure in the Students Rights and Responsibilities document for any appeal.

The Section 504 Compliance Officer (Cindy Carlson, Dean of Students (400 SE College Way, Newport , OR 97366) at 541-867-8511 or at ccarlson@occc.cc.or.us) will

    1. advise the student as to appropriate service options and how to access those options
    2. develop individual service plans if needed
    3. coordinate staffing with student, instructor (s), agency representatives, and appropriate others as needed.
    4. update and make available all appropriate materials for college staff working with students with disabilities, including mobility impairment.

    College Staff will:

    1. provide reasonable accommodation to students who are identified with a disability
    2. implement items identified in individual service plans as needed.