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SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Equity Requirement/Legal Cites Indicators of Compliance Documentation     Status
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Services For Students with Disabilities Issues No qualified person with a disability may be excluded from, denied benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any course, program, or activity. A recipient may not restrict access for students with disabilities to schools, programs, services, and activities because of architectural barriers, equipment barriers, the need for related aids and services, or the need for auxiliary aids.  Section 504 and ADA Title II are based upon the premise that students with disabilities will be integrated with their non-disabled peers as much as possible.  Historically, the assumption was made that persons with disabilities would not be able to function and the able-bodied should not put them in a position where they might be “uncomfortable.”  However, research shows that gains made by persons with disabilities in the educational setting are enhanced when they are integrated with the appropriate aids and services.  The Section 504 requirements for services for elementary and secondary disabled students are different from the requirements for services for postsecondary disabled students.  Interviews with the following persons may clarify compliance with this standard:  Agency CEO, Guidance Counselors, Department Chairs, ADA and 504 Coordinators, Coordinator for Disabled Student Services, Facilities Director.  In addition to interviews, a visual inspection of facilities should be conducted.
No qualified person with a disability is excluded from, denied benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any course, program, service, or activity solely on the basis of disability.Section 504: 34 CFR 104.4(a)Title II: 28 CFR 35.130(a)Guidelines IV-N The agency implements policies and procedures ensuring access for students with disabilities to programs, services, and activities. Board policy      Compliance Noncompliance Undetermined   N/A
Student handbooks    
Membership lists in clubs and activities    
Procedures for selection into clubs, activities, programs    
Criteria for admission into courses, programs, services, and activities    
Comments

HCC implements policies and procedures ensuring access for students with disabilities to programs, services and student activities.  This is reflected in our Student Handbook, Student Bill of Rights, Student Activities Handbook and list of student organizations for 2008-2009. 

Documentation: 

Student handbooks:

Student Handbook

Student Activities Handbook 

Student Bill of Rights  

Membership lists in clubs and activities:

List of Student Clubs and Organizations  

College Catalog (Page 82) 

Student Bill of Rights (Item #6) 

Disabled students must not be excluded from vocational, career, or academic programs, courses, services, or activities due to equipment barriers or because necessary related aids and services or auxiliary aids are not available. Guidelines IV-N The agency provides appropriate aids and services for students with disabilities and does not have policies that limit participation of students with disabilities. Example(s) of equipment adapted      Compliance Noncompliance Undetermined   N/A
Description of policy for providing aids and services    
Description of aids and services available/provided/denied    
List of materials/resources available for seeing or hearing impaired    
Enrollment data by program    
Number of disabled students denied admission    
Student handbook/college catalog    
Policies governing use of guide dogs, tape recorders, note takers    
Interviews    
Comments

 HCC provides appropriate aids and services for students with disabilities and disabled students are not excluded from vocational, career, or academic programs, courses, services, or activities. 

Documentation: 

Description of policy for providing aids and services:

Administrative Rule:  Equal Access/ Equal Opportunity for Students with Disabilities

Administrative Rule:  Substitution for Student Admission and Graduation Requirements

Administrative Procedure:  Substitution for Student Admission and Graduation Requirements 

Description of aids and services available/provided/denied:

Student Services Operational Manual:  Auxiliary Learning Aids for Disabled Students  

Student handbook/college catalog:

Student Handbook (Page 169) 

 

 

Postsecondary 504 Services
If academic requirements that are essential to the career and technical program have the effect of discriminating against applicants or students on the basis of a disability, the institution should provide academic adjustments, including modified course examinations and auxiliary aids and services, for qualified disabled persons to complete a degree program and/or licensure requirementsSection 504: 34 CFR 104.44 (a) List of academic adjustments available to disabled students who need such modifications in order to succeed in a career and technical education program.  Please note: This list should also identify the providers of such services. Interviews with disabled students services coordinator and faculty      Compliance Noncompliance Undetermined   N/A
Records or equipment schedules for the provision of auxiliary aids and services to individuals students with disabilities.    
Interviews with disabled students    
Comments

HCC provides academic adjustments including examinations and auxiliary aids and services, for qualified students with a disability enabling them to complete a degree program or licensure requirement. 

Documentation: 

Number of disabled students in various courses and program 

Disability Data 2007-2008

Disability Data 2008-2009 

Record of equipment schedules for provision of auxiliary aids and services to individual students with disabilities.

Auxiliary Services Inventory Form (available on-site) 

Postsecondary recipients need to adjust academic requirements to meet the needs of individual students with a disability.Section 504: 34 CFR 104.44(a)Title II: 28 CFR 35.130(b)(7)Guidelines IV-N The agency adjusts academic requirements as appropriate to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Number of disabled students in various courses and programs      Compliance Noncompliance Undetermined   N/A
List of programs in which particular disabled students have been denied access    
Programs in which essential requirements or licensing requirements have prevented access    
List of modifications by program    
Interviews    
Comments

HCC adjusts academic requirements as appropriate to meet the needs of students with disabilities. 

Documentation: 

Number of disabled students in various courses and program:

Disability Data 2007-2008

Disability Data 2008-2009 

List of programs in which particular disabled students have been denied access:

Students with Disabilities Denied Requests for Auxiliary Aids or Services  

Course examinations or other procedures for evaluating students' academic achievements are administered in such a way that disabled students' aptitudes or achievement levels or other relevant factors are measured and not the disability.Section 504: 34 CFR 104.44(c)Title II: 28 CFR 35.130(b)(8) Guidelines IV-N The agency accommodates needs of students with disabilities during testing. Lists of modifications to tests or test administration      Compliance Noncompliance Undetermined   N/A
Location of testing; facility accessible, auditory/lighting adequate    
Procedures for determining need    
Interviews    
Comments

 HCC ensures course examination or other procedures for evaluating student’s academic achievements are administered in such a way that disabled students’ aptitudes or achievement levels are measured and not the disability.  HCC accommodates the needs of students with disabilities during testing.   This information is listed on HCC’s website for students with disabilities.  Campus locations for test centers are provided on the college website.  Test centers information is also made available to students who need testing accommodations during counseling sessions with campus disability staff. 

Documentation: 

Procedures for determining need:

Services for Students with Disabilities Web Page  

Location of testing; facility accessible, auditory/lighting adequate:

Testing Services Web Page 

Housing In Postsecondary Institutions
Students receive equitable opportunities to benefit from housing programs regardless of their gender, national origin, color, race, or disability.  Title VI: 34 CFR 100.3(b)  Title IX: 34 CFR 106.32Section 504: 34 CFR 104.45Guidelines VI-C The on-campus housing reflects the demographics of the general student population. If an apparent disparity exists, the institution offers a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason. Data of those living on campus       Compliance Noncompliance Undetermined   N/A
Interviews with students    
Interviews with residence hall staff    
     
Comment

Students receive affordable opportunities and benefit from HCC’s housing program regardless of their gender, national origin, color, race, or disability.  HCC’s general student population is 4% Asian American/Island Pacific/Native American, 19.4% African American, 23.4% Hispanic (Latino) and 53.2% White. 

Documentation: 

Data of those living on campus 

Documentation will be available during the site visit.

The institution offers students with disabilities on-campus or off-campus housing that is comparable, convenient, and accessible to students with disabilities, at the same cost and under the same conditions as offered to non-disabled students. Section 504: 34 CFR 104.45Guidelines VI-C The housing program meets 504 and Title II accessibility requirements.  Students with disabilities have a full range of features and prices to choose from. Interviews with students      Compliance Noncompliance Undetermined   N/A
Disaggregated demographic study of who is living in the residence halls    
Audit of features and prices    
     
Comment

HCC has a contractual arrangement with the Hillsborough Community College Foundation, Place Collegiate Development and Place Management Group, to provide student housing to all students including students with disabilities. Hillsborough Community College (HCC) offers housing at the Dale Mabry Campus to students through an arrangement with the Hillsborough Community College Foundation (HCCF) [See Lease Agreement between HCC & HCCF].  Pursuant to Florida law, the HCCF is required to construct facilities that comply with all requirements of law relating to the construction of facilities by a community college [FS Chapter 1004.70(4)(b)]. Through a Development Agreement between HCCF and Place Development Group, LLC [See Development Agreement between HCCF & Place Development Group, LLC], the Hawks Landing student housing complex was built and opened to residents in January 2008.  This Agreement requires that the complex be built in accordance with the State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF) [http://www.fldoe.org/edfacil/sref.asp] and the Florida Building Code (FBC) [Florida Building Code], which require that educational facilities be built in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable state statutes that protect the rights of students with disabilities.  The HCCF contracted with Place Management Group, LLC, to provide student housing at Hawks Landing [See Management Agreement between HCCF & Place Management Group, LLC].  Through this contractual arrangement, students with disabilities are provided housing that is comparable, convenient and accessible at the same cost and under the same conditions as offered to non-disabled students. 

Documentation:·        

Management Agreement between HCCF & Place Management Group, LLC        

Master Ground Lease Agreement between HCC & HCCF        

Development Agreement between HCCF & Place Collegiate Development, Inc.        

Amendment to Development Agreement between HCCF & Place Collegiate Development, Inc.  

If an off-campus housing service is provided for students by arrangement with the institution, there is evidence that it is serving all students regardless of their gender, race, color, national origin or disability.Title VI: 34 CFR Title IX: 34 CFR Section 504: 34 CFR Guidelines VI-C The institution has nondiscriminatory agreements in place with off-campus housing providers.   The institution acts to resolve allegations of discrimination against off-campus housing providers operating under contract or similar arrangement. Data showing who is using the off campus housing service      Compliance Noncompliance Undetermined   N/A
Interviews with students    
Review of contracts and agreements.    
     
Comment
HCC’s agreement with off-campus housing providers ensures that all students, regardless of their gender, race, color, national origin or disability, have access to housing. 

The Hillsborough Community College Foundation (HCCF) is permitted under Florida Law to provide student housing at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) [FS Chapter 1004.70(4)(a)].  HCC leased a portion of the Dale Mabry Campus to the HCCF to develop and operate a student housing complex [See Master Ground Lease Agreement between HCC & HCCF].  The HCCF entered into a Development Agreement with Place Development, Inc., to build a 420-bed student housing complex for HCC students [See Development Agreement & Amendment between HCCF & Place Collegiate Development, Inc.].  This Agreement required that the complex be built in compliance with the State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF) [http://www.fldoe.org/edfacil/sref.asp] and the Florida Building Code (FBC) [Florida Building Code]. 

The HCCF entered into a Management Agreement with Place Management Group, LLC, to operate and manage the facility once construction was completed [See Management Agreement between HCCF & Place Management Group, LLC].  Since opening in January 2008, Hawks Landing has been managed by Place Properties in coordination with HCC.  The residents at Hawks Landing represent all students regardless of their gender, race, color, national origin or disability. 

Documentation: ·        

Management Agreement between HCCF & Place Management Group, LLC         

Master Ground Lease Agreement between HCC & HCCF         

Development Agreement & Amendment between HCCF & Place Collegiate Development, Inc.         

State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF)http://www.fldoe.org/edfacil/sref.asp         

FS Chapter 1004.70 Community College Direct-Support Organizations FS Chapter 1004.70(4)(a)         

Florida Building Code  

The college does not cooperate with any landlord who discriminates on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.Title VI: 34 CFR Title IX: 34 CFR Section 504: 34 CFR Guidelines VI-C Written “contract” with the landlords that includes the notification of nondiscrimination. Timely investigation initiated and corrective action taken in response to any complaint. Review of the written contracts with landlords      Compliance Noncompliance Undetermined   N/A
Interviews with students    
Interviews with off campus housing staff    
Interview with a sample of landlords    
Comment

 The terms and conditions of the Management Agreement between the HCCF and Place Management Group, LLC [See Management Agreement between the HCCF and Place Management Group, LLC], would permit the HCCF to terminate the Agreement for cause should Place Management Group, LLC, not adhere to the contract provisions.  

The Management Agreement between the Hillsborough Community College Foundation (HCCF) and Place Management Group, LLC, includes a provision prohibiting discrimination on account of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin or disability in its employment or lease practices or otherwise in the performance of their contractual obligations [See Management Agreement between HCCF & Place Management Group, LLC].  Allegations of a complaint of discrimination involving Place Management Group, LLC, are responded to in a timely basis by both Place management and by Hillsborough Community College’s (HCC) Equity Office. Place Management Group, LLC, has a non-discrimination statement on the Hawks Landing website Hawks Landing

Documentation:         

Management Agreement between HCCF & Place Management Group, LLC         

Hawks Landing