Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Suffolk County Community College is committed to ensuring accessibility of its programs, services, and activities for students, faculty, staff, and other members of the College community, as well as the general public, including individuals with disabilities.

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment

Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication

Suffolk County Community College will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in Suffolk County Community College’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures

Suffolk County Community College will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with services animals are welcomed in Suffolk County Community College offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of Suffolk County Community College, should contact the office of the appropriate ADA Coordinator identified below as soon as possible. The College will do its best to consider a request for an aid, service, accommodation, or modification whenever presented, but last-minute requests may not be able to be accommodated because of insufficient time to gather the appropriate documentation or to implement the specific accommodation. In such cases, the ADA Coordinator will endeavor to identify a solution that will accommodate the request as best as possible under the circumstances, to the extent feasible.

Campus ADA Coordinators for Students

The College’s Office of Disability Services is available to assist students with disabilities through the provision of special services, auxiliary aids, and reasonable program and policy modifications. The College Director of Disability Services is available to assist students on all campuses. Additionally, each campus at the College has an Office of Disability Services:

  Jennifer Forni
College Director of Disability Services
fornij@sunysuffolk.edu
(631) 451-4046
 
Ammerman Campus
Christina Stoss and Kimberly Birnholz

Office of Disability Services
Ammerman Building 202
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784-2899
(631) 451-4045
disabilityserv-ammr@sunysuffolk.edu

Michael J. Grant Campus
Suzanne Cook and Andrea Vittorio

Office of Disability Services
Caumsett Hall, Lower Level 20
Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY 11717-1092
(631) 851-6355
disabilityserv-west@sunysuffolk.edu

Eastern Campus
Christine Miceli and Daniel Lauterman
Office of Disability Services
Peconic Building 122
121 Speonk-Riverhead Road
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 548-2527
disabilityserv-east@sunysuffolk.edu

More information on the College’s Office of Disability Services is available at: http://www.sunysuffolk.edu/experience-student-life/disability-services/index.jsp.

ADA Coordinator for Employees

Employees and prospective employees with inquiries and requests related to employment with the College should contact:

Angelica Rivera
Assistant Vice President, Employee Resources
Suffolk County Community College
533 College Road – NFL Building Ste. 124
Selden, New York 11784
(631) 451-4207
riveraang@sunysuffolk.edu 

College-Wide ADA Coordinator

For all other inquiries and requests, including for auxiliary aids or services for effective communication with or regarding the general administration of the College, for a modification of policies or procedures regarding the general administration of the College administration, if you anticipate needing accommodation for a College event or program, or if you have questions about physical access, please contact:

Jennifer Forni
College Director of Disability Services
Suffolk County Community College
533 College Road – Ammerman Bldg. 202
Selden, New York 11784
(631) 451-4046
fornij@sunysuffolk.edu

The ADA does not require Suffolk County Community College to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Suffolk County Community College will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

Complaints/Grievances

Complaints that a program, service, or activity of Suffolk County Community College is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the appropriate ADA Coordinator, as set forth above.

In addition, Suffolk County Community College has a discrimination complaint procedure, which can be found at sunysuffolk.edu/nondiscrimination, that may be utilized to file a complaint of unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability with the College’s Civil Rights Compliance Officers:

Christina Vargas
Chief Diversity Officer / Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg. Ste. 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4950
vargasc@sunysuffolk.edu

Dionne Walker-Belgrave
Affirmative Action Officer / Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg. Ste. 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4051
walkerd@sunyusffolk.edu

For more information, see: www.sunysuffolk.edu/nondiscrimination.