The Becker College Office of Disability Services commits itself to fostering academic success by supporting the needs of each individual student. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Becker College provides appropriate accommodations to ensure no discrimination against a student on the basis of his/her disability.
In compliance with federal and state regulations, the Office of Disability Services provides reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. A qualified student is a person who, with or without reasonable accommodations, can perform the essential functions of program or course requirements. The essential requirements of an academic course or program need not be modified to accommodate an individual with a disability.
If you are a student with a disability as determined under the ADA, and as defined in Chapter 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, you may wish to discuss reasonable accommodations with the ADA/504 Coordinator. Appropriate documentation must also be provided to ensure accommodations, as specified and related to those disability recommendations. Email Brenda Hackett, Director of Student Support Services at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 508.373.9704 for a confidential discussion. Please allow adequate time at the beginning of each semester to access your accommodations and to ensure that appropriate support services are provided.
*Send documentation for students with learning disabilities directly to email@example.com.
Do not send documentation to other departments, including Admissions.*
In keeping with the College‘s confidentiality policy, approval for reasonable accommodations within the classroom, authorized by the Office of Disability Services, lists only those approved accommodations and not the nature of the disability. The student and the Office of Disability Services must approve and sign documentation each semester. It is then up to the student to provide this information to the faculty members, obtain signatures, and to return the white copy to the Collaborative Learning Center. Approval for accommodations for one class may not automatically transfer to other classes, but the ADA/504 Coordinator reviews this on a case-by-case basis, and includes a confidential discussion between the student and the ADA/504 Coordinator. Discussions with parents or legal guardians are encouraged when supported by FERPA documentation.
Acquiring & Utilizing Academic Accommodations
Fill out the Disability Services Accommodation Registration Form to request academic and/or housing accommodations. If you would like to take a test at the Collaborative Learning Center, please fill out the Testing Accommodation Request. General Disability Guidelines provides further helpful information regarding Disability Services.
Notice of Nondiscrimination:
Becker College prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender identification, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, admission to and enrollment with the College, including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, scholarship and loan programs, housing, athletic and other College-administered programs and activities. Further, faculty, staff, students, and applicants are protected from retaliation for filing complaints or assisting in an investigation of discrimination. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to: Michelle Fatcheric, Title IX Coordinator, 44 West Street, Worcester, MA, 774.354.0462, firstname.lastname@example.org.