Philosophy, Goals and Accessibility

Disability Services Mission

The Office of Disability Services supports the mission, academic programs and the advancement of Suffolk County Community College by ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in the programs, services and activities at SCCC through the identification and enactment of reasonable accommodations to institutional policies and procedures, the provision of effective auxiliary aides and services and other support services while cultivating a campus culture that is sensitive and responsive to the needs of students.

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.

Accessibility

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 forms available. Information may be obtained by calling, 1 800 FOR-VOTE (1 800 367-8673) or, by filling out the on-line voter application request form;
National Voter Registration Act.

 

Campus Offices

Location:
Ammerman Building 202
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784-2899


Contact:

Phone: (631) 451-4045
Fax: (631) 451-4473

disabilityserv-ammr@sunysuffolk.edu

 

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:
Peconic Building 205
121 Speonk-Riverhead Road
Riverhead, NY 11901-3499


Contact:

Phone:   (631) 548-2527
Fax: (631) 548-3613

disabilityserv-east@sunysuffolk.edu

 

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:

Caumsett Hall Lower Level 20
Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY 11717-1092


Contact:
Phone:   (631) 851-6355
Fax: (631) 851-6330

disabilityserv-west@sunysuffolk.edu


Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.