The Office of Student Success and Retention is committed to providing quality services to all of its students. Parker students with a disability that significantly impairs their functioning in a particular area may qualify for disability services after completing the eligibility determination process. Many students may have concerns that they will be viewed differently if their disability is revealed to those employed at an academic institution. The Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and Rehabilitation Acts were created to protect students from discrimination based solely on their disability. Nevertheless, the stigma is still perceived to be present. That is why the confidentiality of services is a top priority of the Office of Student Success and Retention. Only the Coordinator of Disability Services, yourself, your instructor, and employees with a legitimate need to know will have information pertaining to your disability. The Coordinator of Disability Services and your instructor will work together after the assessment process is complete in order to determine the type and amount of services that you will require. To begin this process or request please contact the Coordinator of Disability Services:
Ravan Anderson, BS
Coordinator of Disability Services
Department of Student Affairs
972-438-6932 ext. 7153
Students who have been determined eligible for disability services should report any issues with accommodations being administered appropriately within 48 hours of the scheduled academic activity in question. Accommodations become effective on the date of approval and cannot be applied retroactively.
In accordance with our grievance policy, a student who has a complaint that alleges discrimination based on disability may submit a Request for a Grievance Hearing to the Vice Provost. For further information consult the procedures indicated under Grievance Committee in the Student Handbook.