In conjunction with the college's core values and overall mission, the Disability Support Services office leads the campus community in its commitments to recognize and appreciate disability as a valued aspect of diversity, to design more welcoming and inclusive environments, and to ensure that all aspects of campus life are universally accessible.
To accomplish its mission, the DSS office:
The Disability Support Services (DSS) office envisions a College community that is universally accessible to all members of the campus community; an environment in which all offices and departments share the responsibility of providing an equal opportunity to students with disabilities; and a community where everyone is recognized for their talents and abilities to be a contributing member.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
The following student learning outcomes (SLOs), based on the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), serve as the foundation for which to guide practice and create quality programs for student learning.
SLO 1: Students will identify educational barriers and functional limitations that result from their disability.
SLO2: Students will request and utilize accommodations using DSS guidelines.
SLO 3: Students will engage in communication with professors when accommodations are needed.
SLO 4: Students will endorse a more positive view of disability as a result of interactions with, and information provided by, DSS.
SLO 5: Students will actively participate in conflict resolution when necessary by following the appropriate policies and procedures.
It is the policy of Rock Valley College to provide equal opportunity to its admissions, employment and educational programs and activities consistent with federal and state law. Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, order of protection status, sexual orientation, including but not limited to gender-related identity discrimination, veteran status, or unfavorable military discharge, use of lawful products while not at work, genetic information, or other legally protected categories.