Athens Technical College established the Office of Disability Services to provide assistance to any student with an appropriately documented disability who requests academic adjustments or auxiliary aids in the classroom or for testing. A disability that qualifies a student to receive accommodations in college is any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, or working. In order for us to be able to make a determination about eligibility for services, a student must submit current official documentation of a disability at least two weeks in advance of the need for academic assistance. As a postsecondary institution, Athens Technical College cannot accept IEPs or 504 Plans from high school to support the provision of academic adjustments.
Statement of Nondiscrimination
Athens Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all educational programs and activities, including admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, and other system- and technical college-administered programs, including any Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 Title I financed programs.
Individuals may obtain instructions and procedures for informal and formal complaints applicable to any of the laws listed below from the following individuals:
- Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX – Dr. Leslie Crickenberger, Vice President for Student Affairs, (706) 583-2818, Athens Campus, Building H, Room 774, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – Keli Fewox, Director of Student Support Services and Career Development, (706) 355-5081, Athens Campus, Building K, Room 614-A, email@example.com
Laws prohibit retaliation against any complainant. Call 1-800-421-3481 to obtain additional information.