Policy and procedural guidelines for individuals covered by the mandates set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504. All members of the college community are required by federal law to be aware of and adhere to the basic policies and procedures pertaining to the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Questions and comments should be directed to the SRC, where a copy of the entire policy and procedural handbook is available upon request.
Manhattan College adheres to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504. No qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of this institution's classes or facilities. The College has made reasonable modifications in policies, practices, procedures and/or facilities when such modifications were necessary, to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals. The office of the SRC, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in Subtitle A of the Americans with Disabilities Act of of 1990.
The SRC discloses education records without a student's prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by Manhattan College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including public safety personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using college employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his professional responsibilities for Manhattan College.
There will be no diagnostic testing administered within the SRC. We are not in control of other departments, and thus cannot guarantee that other groups, such as the counseling center, are completing such testing. There are no plans to initiate diagnostic testing on campus slated for the foreseeable future.
Students requesting academic adjustments must adhere to the Educational Testing Service (ETS) policy statement for documentation of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities in adolescents and adults, and psychiatric disabilities in adolescents and adults.
Prior to any academic adjustment or auxiliary aid, appropriate documentation must be filed with the SRC.
Any student seeking an exemption from the time frames outlined below regarding various academic adjustments or auxiliary aids must contact the SRC.
The student must register with the SRC in advance of any exam to be taken under the auspices of the SRC. It is the student's responsibility to make certain that the professor is made aware of all modifications two weeks in advance, make certain that the professor knows the exact date and time of your alternative testing and the exams are to be delivered to the SRC, sign in utilizing the testing log book located in the SRC office at least one day in advance of the exam.
Follow above guidelines, except student must speak with an SRC representative along with utilizing the testing log in advance of any exam.
Manhattan College will pay all fees involving RFB&D membership. Students needing alternative text, not available via the RFB&D or other sources, must contact the SRC as soon as possible in order to leave time for scanning the text. Go to the bookstore after registering for your classes each term, and request a booklist for each class. You will need the following information for each book:
Once you have this information, contact the RFB&D. If the books you have requested will not be available in time for the start of the semester, contact the SRC and we will provide you with a reader until the books arrive, providing you ordered your books in a timely manner.
Please realize the books-on-tape will be registered with the RFB&D under your name (not Manhattan College); therefore it is entirely your responsibility to see that they are returned in a timely fashion, in the condition you received them. It is your responsibility to contact the RFB&D as soon as possible following registration, and/or to contact the SRC if you experience any problems with this procedure.