Advocacy, Records, and Confidentiality
The Disability Services Program is not responsible for all physical and program access at WSC. Providing equal access to the college's programs and services is a responsibility that is shared by each area of the institution. The Disability Services Program counselor functions as a central source of information, provides consultation, and advocates for physical and program access throughout the campus. The counselor is available to respond to requests for information and provide training to the campus community regarding disability related issues. The counselor will consult with college faculty/staff and students regarding specific requests for accommodation, advocate for full and equal access throughout the campus, recommend the application of new knowledge, technology, and research findings to enhance campus access.
The Holland Academic Success Center requests disability-related documents from an appropriate licensed professional to certify a student as having a disability and to determine appropriate accommodations. If the initial documentation is incomplete or inadequate to determine the extent of the disability and appropriate accommodation, the college has the discretion to require additional documentation. Records which verify the student’s disability are maintained and stored within the Holland Academic Success Center.
The Holland Academic Success Center will maintain files of official documentation of disability. This information is considered confidential information. The Holland Academic Success Center will only communicate the existence of a disability and the need for accommodation when the student has provided written permission allowing the disclosure of that information.