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 Dean of Student Affairs, yourself, your instructor, and employees with a legitimate need to know will have information pertaining to your disability. The Dean of Student Affairs 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 Dean of Student Affairs:
 
Alaina Mount M.S.
Dean of Student Affairs
Department of Student Affairs
Parker University
East 274
972-438-6932 ext. 7156
214-674-3285 (cell)
amount@parker.edu   
 
Parker University uses best practices published by the Association on Higher Education and Disability as a guide for establishing disability services policies. The guidelines can be found here:
https://www.ahead.org/professional-resources/accommodations/documentation

Students who have been determined eligible for disability services should report any issues with accommodations being administered appropriately within 72 hours of the scheduled academic activity in question.   
 
In accordance with our grievance policy, a student who has a complaint which 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.
 
 
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