The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 as amended by the ADAA of 2008 state that qualified students with disabilities who meet the technical and academic standards of Central Penn College may be entitled to reasonable accommodations. Under these laws a disability is defined as any physical or mental impairment which substantially limits a major life activity. To this end, Central Penn College is committed to providing equal access to education by removing unnecessary barriers to enhance each student’s ability to demonstrate his
or her provisions of the Rehabilitation Act and extended coverage to the private sector
with the extension of access into all aspects of campus life, including communications
and other privileges and advantages by requiring that all public facilities, services,
and communications be accessible to person with disabilities and that auxiliary aids and services be provided unless such provisions place an undue hardship (defined as significantly difficult or expensive) upon an institution.
Central Penn College is committed to providing equality of opportunity to students with disabilities through a supportive academic and social environment. Faculty and students work together in partnership to determine the needs of our students and attempt to see that those needs are met. Students wishing to avail themselves of special adjustments/ accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act must disclose special needs to the ADA Coordinator. Certain programs may have physical requirements for successful completion. Every effort is made to make reasonable adjustments accommodations; please consult ADA Coordinator for further information.
A student who self-identifies as a person with a disability requiring auxiliary aids/
academic adjustments to any staff or faculty member at any time should be referred
to the College’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator for assistance. Adherence to this policy will ensure these students obtain the appropriate information and if desired by the student, initiate the formal process for receipt of auxiliary aids and academic adjustments. The auxiliary aids and academic adjustments are provided at no cost to the students with disabilities.
Students with obvious and severe physical disabilities will be served prior to receipt
of proper documentation. For physically challenged students, Central Penn College campuses are either located on ground level or have appropriate elevator service with outdoor ramps and designated parking to facilitate easy entry. Restrooms are equipped with wide doorways and bars to ensure wheelchair accessibility.
The following individual is Central Penn College’s ADA Coordinator:
Megan E. Peterson, MS
Central Penn College
600 Valley Road
Summerdale, PA 17093
Students have the right to file a grievance with Central Penn College in the event
that students believe the College has not followed its policies. A complaint should be submitted to the college’s ADA Coordinator. These procedures apply only to complaints received in writing. A complaint is submitted in person, by U.S. Mail, by fax, or by Central Penn email. Complaints should be dated. Within 15 business days after acknowledging receipt of the policy complaint, a designated official of the campus will inform the complainant regarding the institutional response to the written complaint. The grievance procedures are described in the Disability Support Services Manual and
the college website.