Student Disability Services (SDS)

Accommodations arranged through the office of Student Disability Services (SDS) are intended to provide flexibility and equalize opportunities for success for students with disabilities. All students with a disability who would like to receive special services must provide appropriate documentation. When academic modifications are required, it is the student's responsibility to present the updated accommodation form to each of his/her professors at the beginning of the semester.

Students with a documented disability are encouraged to register with the SDS at least three weeks before the beginning of the semester in order to obtain accommodations and support services.

All information related to a student's disability is kept confidential and may be accessed only by the SDS staff. Registrants may sign a Release of Information Authorization Form with SDS if they believe having the additional information will prove beneficial while working with faculty and tutors or if requesting services from other institutions, individuals or resources.

Southwest is committed to serving all students, including students with disabilities, and adheres to the guidelines set forth in Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The College assures that discrimination (or the potential for discrimination) on the basis of disability does not exist related to student programs, activities, and services, including those related to academic programs, research, occupational training, admissions, counseling, financial aid, and extracurricular activities.