Philosophy, Goals and Accessibility
Disability Services Mission
The Office of Disability Services supports the mission, academic programs and the
advancement of Suffolk County Community College by ensuring that qualified individuals
with disabilities are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in the programs,
services and activities at Suffolk County Community College through the identification
and enactment of reasonable accommodations to institutional policies and procedures,
the provision of effective auxiliary aides and services and other support services
while cultivating a campus culture that is sensitive and responsive to the needs of
Goals and Objectives
The goal of Suffolk County Community College with regard to students with disabilities
is to equalize educational opportunities by minimizing physical, psychological and
learning barriers. We attempt to provide as typical a college experience as is possible,
encouraging students to achieve academically through the provision of special services,
auxiliary aids, or reasonable program modifications. The main objectives are to:
- insure that students with disabilities have equal access to all programs and services
of the institution;
- promote independence and preparation for entry into a competitive society;
- facilitate the development of self-advocacy skills; and
- assist students to transfer skills learned in the classroom to the world at large.
All major buildings on the three campuses are physically accessible. It should be
noted that the Ammerman Campus is hilly, and as a result, wheelchair attendants may
be needed during the winter months. Automatic doors have been installed in all major
campus buildings. Adequate handicapped parking is available on all three campuses.
Voter Registration Information
National Voter Registration Act (NVRA)
Suffolk County Community College encourages all students to vote in local, state and
Suffolk County Community College’s Disability Services Offices are approved as National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) voter registration sites.
The National Voter Registration Act allows individuals to register to vote at numerous New York State agencies. This
component of the National Voter Registration Act is called the "Agency-Based Voter Registration Program", and it provides registration opportunities when applying for services or assistance
at state agencies.
The College’s Disability Services Offices have voter registration forms available.
Information may be obtained by calling, 1 800 FOR-VOTE (1 (800) 367-8673) or, by filling
out the on-line voter application request form;
National Voter Registration Act.