Disability Services Office | Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pennsylvania

Disability Services Office

Westmoreland County Community College’s Disability Services Office, located in the Student Achievement Center, operates under mandates found in Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADAAA as amended in 2008.

The mission of the Disability Services Office is to provide equal access to educational opportunities for all qualified students with disabilities and to ensure that all students can freely and actively participate in all facets of the college.

The Disability Services Office also assists students with disabilities by providing academic support services and accommodations, academic advising, admissions and financial aid assistance; career guidance and counseling.

The campus includes many accessible features, such as accessible restrooms, electric doors, handicapped parking (by permit) and Braille room signs. The College's Disability Services Counselor coordinates services with academic and non-academic offices and serves as a liaison between the college community and state/local agencies.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Westmoreland County Community College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state law including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and with federal law, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquiries should be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer (presently Sylvia Detar) at 724-925-4190 or in Room 353D, Westmoreland County Community College Student Achievement Center, Youngwood, PA 15697.