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Student Accessibility Services Policies

Student Accessibility Services at Kent State University at Ashtabula are coordinated through the Academic Services Office. The office is located on the main floor of the Library in room L-115. SAS Coordinator determines the type of accommodations a student is eligible for by reviewing the documentation provided by a licensed practitioner that substantiates the student's disability and the functional limitations it poses. Using the traditional course model (i.e. predominantly lecture style, with exam based evaluation methods), reasonable modifications are then determined that afford the student equal access to course content and/or equal opportunity to display his/her knowledge.

Academic Support Programs

Academic Services support programs include: peer tutoring for a variety of subjects, including our Math Success Center and Writing Center. Handouts are also available on a wide range of academic topics including nursing, biology, chemistry, and others. Tutoring and the workshop series are free of charge to all Kent State University students. Visit the Academic Services Department and checkout the available resources and services.

Advising

The Coordinator of Student Accessibility Services is available to meet with students to discuss concerns they might have with accommodations, instructors, campus accessibility, and a variety of other subjects. We encourage all students at Kent Ashtabula to see an academic advisor each semester. In addition to a visit with your academic advisor, we recommend that you also meet with the Coordinator of Student Accessibility Services each semester to review your schedule and to discuss how to implement your accommodations. The Coordinator will discuss any concerns you have and answer your questions.

Grievance Procedures

SAS supports students in their right to file a grievance when he or she believes they have been denied equal access either in the form of eligibility, appropriate and reasonable accommodations, and/or auxiliary aids, or believe they have experienced discriminatory harassment as defined in the University’s nondiscrimination policies, Ohio Revised Code 4112, Sections 501 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. To review the Ashtabula campus grievance procedures, please click here.

Regional Campus Manual for Students with Disabilities

If you have questions, please contact:
Carol Jones, MS
Coordinator of Academic Services
3300 Lake Rd. West
Ashtabula, Oh 44004
(440) 964-4304 phone
(440) 964-4271 fax
cjone154@kent.edu

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