Policies & Procedures
The mission of promoting access across campus is fulfilled by the Accessibility Services Coordinator who ensures that NCCC adheres to legal mandates stipulated under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008. The intent of these laws is to ensure that individuals with disabilities at NCCC are provided with equal access to programs and services as any other student. It should be noted that the purpose of these laws is not to give students an unfair advantage, but rather to eliminate barriers – physical, attitudinal, or programmatic – that would otherwise deny students with disabilities equal access.
Inquiries regarding compliance with these legal mandates can be made to the Accessibility Services Coordinator, Assistance Director of Compliance, or the ADA Coordinator. Any information pertaining to disabilities will be confidential and will not affect a student’s admission to the College.
- Accessibility Services Admissions Information Letter
- Accessibility Services Intake Process
- Adaptive Technology Device Loan Contract
- Assistance/Emotional Support Animal Application Fillable PDF/DOCX
- Documentation Guidelines
- Grievance/Complaint Form
- How to Reserve a Test in the Testing Center (Student Instructions)
- Medical Documentation Form
- Release/Request Information Form
- Service Animal Policy
- Test Reservation Form – NFCI Campus
- Test Reservation Form – Sanborn Campus
- Textbook Request Form
- Title IX – Pregnancy & Parenting Accommodations Form
- Request Sign Language Interpreter Form (Coming Soon)
Documentation is housed in a locked cabinet in the office of the Accessibility Services Coordinator. Once a student is officially registered for services, their documentation is scanned into an electronic record and the paper file is destroyed. Documentation is not released without express permission/request from the student. For more information on our Policies and Procedures, please refer to our Accessibility Services Program Manual.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers both public and private universities; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) covers federally funded programs and services; and the Fair Housing Act (FHA) covers student housing and dormitories. However, both the ADA and Section 504 cover most postsecondary institutions, and all three laws may apply to student housing.
Students and families are encouraged to review the following resources regarding the legal differences between high school and postsecondary education (college/university):
The complainant is encouraged although not required to first proceed with informal resolutions. The informal resolution procedure can be found in the Accessibility Service Program Manual on this page.
- The College’s Assistant Vice President of Student Services, Section 504/ADA Coordinator and DSO is Alissa Shugats Cummings (716-614-6293; email@example.com).
- The College’s Vice President of Student Services and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students is: Julia Pitman (716-614-6241; firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Grievance/Complaint Process
- File a Complaint (Digital Form)
- Note: Form must be submitted no later than 30 calendar days after date of last occurrence or within 5 business day following an unsuccessful informal resolution process for an appeal.
- Additional Title IX Information
- Additional 504/ADA Information
The availability and use of this grievance procedure does not prevent a person from filing a complaint of discrimination based on disability with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights.