Eastern Iowa Community Colleges ensures that its programs, activities, and services are in compliance with access provisions of state and federal civil rights legislation for persons with disabilities. The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) defines a person with a disability as any person who has a record of, or is regarded as having, a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. An “otherwise qualified individual with a disability” is a person who, with or without reasonable accommodations, can meet the essential program or course requirements.
District policy calls for reasonable accommodation to be made for otherwise qualified
individuals with disabilities on an individualized basis. It is, however, the responsibility
of the student to seek available assistance at each college, to make his/her needs
known, to complete the Disabilities Services Intake form, and to provide current documentation
of disability. Students with disabilities may use a variety of services or reasonable
accommodations intended to reduce the effects that a disability may have on their
performance in an academic setting. Services do not lower course standards or alter
degree requirements but instead give students a better chance to demonstrate their
How to Request Services
Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges employ a Disability Services Coordinator on each campus to work with individuals with disabilities to develop and coordinate services based on individual need.
If you are a student with a disability who requires academic accommodation to participate fully in the educational experience, follow the steps listed below.
- Contact the Disability Services Coordinator on your campus
- Submit the completed Disability Services Student Intake form AND supporting documentation
Disability Services Coordinator on your campus.
- Schedule a time to meet with the Disability Services Coordinator to discuss accommodations
coordination of these services.
- Deliver the signed accommodation form/s to your instructors. It is the students’ responsibility
to discuss the accommodation request with each instructor.
- Keep in touch with the Disability Services Coordinator as needed.
NOTE: The college and/or instructor are not responsible for providing accommodations
until notification of disability is provided, appropriate documentation is submitted,
and a signed accommodation form is presented.
Examples of Services
Reasonable accommodation means an alternative means to access information or facilities, or alternative ways to demonstrate knowledge, without compromising essential academic objectives and without undue financial or administrative burden on the institution.
Below are some examples of accommodations that may be provided based on documentation and need:
- Extended time on exams
- Quiet setting for exams
- Tape recording of lectures
- Peer note taker
- Use of computers for exams
- Sign language interpreter
- Use of assistive technology
Services are not limited to those described above. Students are encouraged to discuss their needs with the Disability Resources person on their campus and meet with their instructors so that individual needs can be met.
Questions? Call toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email email@example.com or contact the college nearest you and ask to speak to an advisor.
- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Debora J. Sullivan, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-3487, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois 60661-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.