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Policies and Procedures for Granting Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

General
Dodge City Community College is dedicated to the belief that students with disabilities should have equal opportunity to develop and extend their skills and knowledge. We strive to maintain a least-restrictive environment and provide appropriate support services necessary to ensure access to our educational programs.  We encourage you to communicate your needs and utilize available resources.

Services and Accommodations Provided by DC3

Documentation of the disability must be submitted to provide evidence of the need for accommodations. Documentation will be reviewed to determine what accommodations will be approved. Reasonable services and accommodations are provided to enrolled students on an individual basis and with respect to confidentiality. 

How to Receive Accommodations
  1. Prior to enrolling in classes at DC3, contact Rekala Tuxhorn, Counselor/Student Conduct Advisor. Ms. Tuxhorn is the person designated by the college to review requests for services and accommodations related to disabilities and to engage in an interactive dialog with students to determine eligibility.  You will need to request accommodations in writing before the beginning of each semester. You may email rtuxhorn@dc3.edu, call 620-227-9277 or stop by the Student Union main level floor and ask for Rekala Tuxhorn.
  2. Provide documentation (psychological, educational, or medical evaluations).  You may submit the documentation in person or mail to:
Dodge City Community College
Attn: Rekala Tuxhorn
Counselor/Student Conduct Advisor
2501 N 14th Ave
Dodge City, KS 67801

  1. Once your written request for accommodations plus your documentation is received, Ms. Tuxhorn will review your request and documents to determine eligibility.  If it is determined you are eligible for accommodations you will be provided a letter of notification regarding accommodations that have been granted.  If it is determined that based on the written request and documentation you are not eligible for accommodations, Ms. Tuxhorn will engage in an interactive dialog with you to communicate why your request or documentation is insufficient for eligibility in order to determine if you can submit additional information that may meet eligibility requirements.  If, after engaging in this interactive process, the final review indicates you are not eligible for accommodations, Ms. Tuxhorn will explain the reason(s) you are not eligible for accommodations.
  2. If you are granted accommodations, after you have arranged your schedule for the semester and prior to the first day of classes, provide a copy of your granted accommodations letter given to you by the Counselor/Student Conduct Advisor to each of your instructors.
  3. Arrange a meeting with each of your instructors to give him/her your accommodations letter and to discuss your accommodations specific to their class.  We recommend that you meet with instructors during office hours or after class as before and during class are not typically times when a teacher can give full attention to the matter. 
Testing Center Information
Our Testing Center is available from 8-5 Monday-Friday, with late night testing until 8 pm on Tuesdays. The center has a disability accessible testing station available. If you have been granted testing accommodations (i.e. a reader, extended time), contact the Testing Center at 620-227-9357 at least 24 hours prior to test administration.