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What is Student Access (formerly Disability) Services?
- Student Access Services (SAS) is a department in the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Belonging at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
- SAS provides reasonable services and supports to students with disabilities. We call these services and supports that we provide “accommodations.”
- Students may be eligible for accommodations at HACC, even if they did not have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 plan in high school.
Why do we provide accomodations to students?
- We provide accommodations to students with disabilities so that:
- They have equal opportunity to succeed in college.
- They can best demonstrate their knowledge.
- We also provide accommodations to comply with several federal laws:
- Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA)
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
- Title IX
What is Title IX and why is it important?
- Title IX is a federal law that protects students from sexual based discrimination.
- This includes protections for students who may be:
- Experience pregnancy loss
- Conditions related to pregnancy
- We assist students who may need to take medically necessary leave. Please contact us for more information about how we can help you.
- More information about Title IX can be found here.
How can I receive Student Access Services?
- Please contact us to learn if you are eligible for services. Accommodations cannot go back in time, so why wait to get the supports you need and deserve?
- Please contact Student Access Services for assistance by completing this form
- Please learn how to get accomodations in place.