Philosophy, Goals and Accessibility
Suffolk County Community College is committed to providing all students with the opportunity to reach their full potential. This includes promoting independence and assisting students to become their own best advocates. Although the college will assist with all necessary support services, students are expected to assume an active role in making such arrangements on their own behalf.
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 national elections.
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 information and forms available as well as information may also be obtained by calling, 1 800 FOR-VOTE (1 800 367-8673) for voter registration forms and information or, by filling out the on-line voter application request form,
National Voter Registration Act.