2021-2022 Catalog

Office of Disability Services

Western Piedmont Community College provides equal access to education for persons with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act. However, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) and make his or her disability known and to request any accommodations needed. 

Documentation that verifies the disability is required. Documentation may include results of medical or psychological tests or other professional evaluations that verify the existence of a qualifying disability. Students with learning disabilities should provide a psychological/educational evaluation that states the specific learning disability and the functional limitation within the learning environment. All documentation and records provided will be maintained in a confidential manner as outlined in the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

Students may contact ODS at any time; however, because accommodations are not retroactive, students are encouraged to call or visit ODS at their first opportunity. Some accommodations take several days to coordinate while others may take several weeks.

If accommodations are needed for special events or activities, notify ODS at least three working days before the event or activity is scheduled.

Regular college procedures for application and admission apply to students with disabilities. For additional information, contact the Director of Disability Services at 828-448-3153.