Equal Access to Education Policy

Date of original implementation: August 2012

Date of Last Revision: August 2012

Cambridge College strives to make its programs accessible to all individuals, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (amended in 2008). Its purpose is to create and maintain an environment that provides reasonable accommodations and supports to students with disabilities so they may participate in and benefit from as fully as possible the programs and services offered at Cambridge College. Such disabilities include physical or mental impairment that substantially limit major life functions. All faculty, staff, and students of Cambridge College are expected to adhere to this philosophy of equal access to educational opportunity and to assume broad responsibility for its implementation. Disclosure of a disability is not required, but if disclosed, it is the responsibility of the individual to seek available assistance through the Office of Disability Services.

The Office of Disability Services is the designated office at Cambridge College that maintains disability-related documents, certifies eligibility for services, and determines and communicates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. As an institution, implementation of accommodations is a shared responsibility and faculty, students, and the Office of Disability Services are all held responsible.

 

Individual Responsible for Revision and Implementation: Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing, Coordinator of Academic and Disability Support, Dean of Student Affairs, Acting