Accessibility Services & Accommodations

The Student Success Center

Benjamin F. Payton Learning Resources Center (LRC)
803-705-4690
Office Hours M-F 8:30a.m. – 8:00p.m

Benedict College is committed to full compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (“ADA”), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (“Section 504”), and the regulations implementing those laws. The ADA and Section 504 require Benedict College to provide qualified students with disabilities with opportunities for participation in the learning environment through the provision of reasonable accommodations and/or auxiliary educational aids or services. Benedict College is responsible for analyzing the appropriateness of an accommodation, aid, or service in its specific context and will make provisions unless doing so would cause an undue burden or fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity.

Intake Process for Students with Disabilities Checklist

During the New Student Orientation, or, as soon as possible:

  • Confirm enrollment in Benedict College
  • Self-identify a request for an academic accommodation through the Office of Student Accessibility & Accommodations
  • Complete the short intake form, during a meeting with the Office of Student Accessibility & Accommodations
  • Provide appropriate and current documentation of student’s special need, during meeting with the Office of Student Accessibility & Accommodations.
  • Documentation must have been conducted within the past three (3) years
  • Ask questions for information regarding how the Student Health Center can help in the accommodation process, during meeting with the Office of Student Accessibility & Accommodations.

Once a student completes the short intake form during a meeting, a staff member will assist the student in understanding the academic support services that are available through the Office of Student Accessibility & Accommodations.

Note: Academic Accommodation Letters (AAL) are granted for students on a semester-by-semester basis.
For questions and to check status please contact Dr. Malqueen Richardson at 803-705-4654

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