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Office of Disability Services

Pitt Community College is committed to ensuring access to the academic experience for students with disabilities. With reasonable accommodations facilitated by the Office of Disability Services, students have equal opportunity to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from all Pitt Community College has to offer. 

To create an environment which is truly accessible and inclusive of all persons requires participation of everyone. The Office of Disability Services serves as a resource and a catalyst for change by providing information and assistance to faculty and staff.

All students, faculty, staff, and the public are encouraged to contact us for more information. We are located in Room 24 of the Vernon White Building (VEW). Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

 

Nondiscrimination Statement

In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended). Pitt Community College Office of Disability Services prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, nation origin, sex marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, or any other status projected by federal, state, or local law in any area, activity or operation of the College. Under this Nondiscrimination statement, the College will promote equal opportunity and treatment to all person for admission, employment, and participation in programs, services, and activities.

Individuals having questions or complaints related to compliance with this statement should contact Lisa Kelley, Director of Disability Service, Pitt Community College PO Drawer 7007, Greenville NC 27835. Telephone at 252-493-7595 or via email at lkelley@email.pittcc.edu.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How do I register with the Office of Disability Services?

Walk-in: The Office of Disability Services is located on Pitt Community College's campus in Room 156 of the Vernon White Building.  No appointment is necessary.

By Phone: You may contact Disability Services at (252) 493-7595 to speak with the director or any staff member to schedule an appointment.

Online: On the PCC home page under Disability Services heading, complete the application for services.  You may email or send regular mail back to Disability Services

Email: Contact Disability Services director via email to request application and/or information

2. I had an IEP or 504 in high school.  Will the accommodations automatically follow me to college?
No. When registering with disability services, you the student are required to bring your IEP, Psycho Educational Evaluation, 504 with supporting documentation and/or sign a Permission to Disclose Release form to allow our office to retrieve the requested documents.

3. Will I receive the same accommodation at Pitt Community College that I was receiving in High School?
In K-12 grades, students are entitled to services under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that governs procedures only in K-12 not post-secondary education.  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act are the primary laws that govern the procedures for post-secondary education.

4. What are reasonable accommodations?
Reasonable academic accommodations are based on the nature of the disability and the impact of the disability in the academic environment.  All accommodations are determined and provided on a case-by-case individual basis that consider the needs of the student.  Reasonable accommodations at the college level may differ from those available to the student in high school.

5. If I received accommodations while attending another University or 2yr college, will I automatically receive accommodations at Pitt Community College?
No.  You must self-identify to Disability Services Office, provide documentation, and have completed the registration process before receiving accommodations from Disability Services.

6. Do I need to supply documentation every semester to receive accommodations?
No, unless there is a change in your condition.  However, if you are satisfied with the accommodations that were originally agreed upon, all you need to do is come into the office and request your accommodation letters at the start of each new semester to give to your instructors.

7. If a change happens regarding my health, do I need new documents to support the change?
If self-disclosed, and you are experiencing changes in the status of your disability or changes in medication, Disability Services may request updated documentation to better accommodate your changing needs.

8. Is my disability information shared with my instructors?
No, the information in a student file is not shared with anyone who is not affiliated with ODS unless you (the student) sign a Release of Information form.

9. Do ODS offer tutoring for students with disabilities?
No, ODS does not do any tutoring.  Pitt Community College offers free tutoring to all students though the TASC and TRIO offices.

10. If I am not registered with ODS, suspect I have a disability, and feel that I am eligible for accommodations, how do I communicate my needs to my instructor(s)?
You must meet with your instructor to self-disclose your disability or health issues.  During the meeting, you will find out what you need to do.

11. Will my class assignment and test be modified to my learning style?
No. At the post-secondary academic level all students are required to take the same classes and tests.

12. Is disability information confidential?
Yes.  Disability information is confidential and should never be discussed or referred to in front of other individuals.  Any information regarding the disability is stored in a client file in the Disability Services office.  Disability Services cannot provide documentation to anyone without permission.

 

Disability Services Staff:

Lisa Kelley
Disability Services Director
Phone: 252-493-7595
Fax: 252-321-4345

Lenora Harvey
Administrative Assistant II
Phone:  252-493-7603
Fax: 252-321-4345

Jeffrey Jones
Administrative Secretary
Phone: 252-432-7294
Fax: 252-321-4345