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General Information

Confidentiality

Disability-related information is considered to be highly confidential and, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), such information will be kept in secure files with limited access.

The Office of Disability Services will be responsible for collecting and holding disability-related information on behalf of the institution. Access will be limited to the Office of Disability Services and will be shared only on a need-to-know basis.

Disability Harassment Policy

Western Piedmont Community College prohibits any form of disability harassment. Any act, comment, or behavior which is of a harassing nature, interferes with an employee or student’s performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment is strictly prohibited. Any student or employee who feels he/she has been subjected to harassment due to a disability may file a complaint with the Office of Disability Services.

Grievance Procedure

Grievances based on discrimination, accommodation issues and/or denial of services based on a disability are to be filed initially with the Office of Disability Services. If this action does not resolve the problems within the standards of College policies and procedures, then students may appeal decisions under the guidelines of Student Due process outlined in the College Policy Manual.