Accommodation Policy
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Accommodation Policy

Jefferson Community College recognizes and supports the tenets of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, New York State Human Rights Law, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and all amendments, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Fair Housing Act, and New York State Executive Law §296 and complies with the law, including the provision of requested reasonable accommodations so that no one is denied access solely on the basis of disability to educational or employment opportunities, programs or facilities.

Statement of Policy
Accommodations that do not cause "undue financial burden" to the College will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities who request the opportunity to participate in programs, activities, or employment.  The College will not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant for employment, workshop registrant, or visitor because of physical or psychological disability, and/or pregnancy.

Accommodations will maintain the academic integrity of the courses and the academic program as a whole or essential job functions while attempting to meet the individual’s needs. The College affords reasonable accommodations in policies, practices, or procedures unless making the modifications would fundamentally alter the essential functions or nature of the service, program, or activity.

Requests for Accommodation

  1. Student requests for accommodations including but not limited to pre-admission or admission-related activities, academic course work and/or residence hall housing/dining services should be made in writing to the staff of the Accommodative Services Office in accordance with established procedures.

  2. Employee, applicant, and visitor accommodation requests for college events, business and industry training workshops, pre-applicant appointments, and pre-employment or employment- related activities or other noncredit-bearing functions should be addressed to the College’s Affirmative Action Officer in accordance with established procedures.

Compliance Officer Designation

  1. Students:
    The individual responsible for student, academic, and residence hall compliance with this policy shall be the College’s Academic Compliance Officer, (315) 786-2235.

  2. Employees, Applicants, Workshop Participants, and Visitors:
    The individual responsible for all other compliance will be the College’s Affirmative Action Officer, (315) 786-2235.

Questions regarding the application of this policy may be directed to the appropriate compliance officer. Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. 32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500; Tel. (646) 428-3800; TDD: (800) 877-8339, Email:

Approved: March 2014, Res. 114-14