Students with Disabilities — SGCS
Since the passage of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which applies to all colleges whose students receive federal financial assistance, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, which applies to private entities that serve the public, students with disabilities are protected from discrimination by colleges and universities. In keeping with both the letter and the spirit of the law, most colleges and universities welcome the enrollment of "otherwise qualified" students with disabilities and make every effort to provide "reasonable accommodations" to meet the particular needs of these students.
As required by law students with disabilities, including students with learning disabilities, must demonstrate that they are "otherwise qualified" to successfully handle the rigor and pace of college-level learning. Demonstration of the "otherwise qualified" criterion for admission will include (1) appropriate documentation of the disability and (2) documentation of the ability to benefit from academic support services.
For full disclosure of the students with disabilities policy, please see the student handbook.