American with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Americans with Disabilities Act & Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Mid Michigan College is committed to providing an inclusive environment for people with disabilities that is receptive and responsive to their needs. The College prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability and takes appropriate action to prevent such discrimination by providing eligible individuals with reasonable accommodations, equal access to admission and employment, services, college courses, programs, activities, events, facilities, and technology.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008, state that any individual who has (1) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, (2) has a record of having such an impairment, or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment, is protected under the Law. Mid Michigan College is not required to provide accommodations that would fundamentally alter an educational program, service, or activity. Additionally, it is under no obligation to provide accommodations that would change academic requirements that are essential to a program of study, licensing requirement, or create an undue financial or administrative burden. Mid must ensure that individuals with disabilities receive reasonable and appropriate accommodations.

The Office of Disability Services oversees the coordination of reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and is located within Student Services at all Campus locations. Faculty and Staff should contact their Supervisor who will work with the Human Resources Department for establishment of reasonable services and accommodations.

The College’s intent is to assure that individuals with disabilities and our entire college community engage in a shared experience of enrichment and learning. In keeping with this goal, the College has charged the Office of Security Operations and Systems to work in conjunction with the College’s ADA/Section 504 Coordinators, with oversight. This Office and individuals are charged with

  • Coordinating and monitoring campus compliance with the provisions set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended
  • Provide guidance and evaluate efforts to improve access to campus facilities and programs
  • Develop procedures to identify and correct access deficiencies
  • Apprise the campus community of compliance related issues and recommend appropriate remedial actions
  • Coordinate any transition or implementation plans relating to ADA/Section 504 compliance
  • Respond to Campus complaints alleging noncompliance with ADA and Section 504.

The ADA/Section 504 Coordinators are as follows

Martricia M. Farrell Director of Security Operations & Systems

ADA/Section 504 Coordinator-Students

1375 S. Clare Ave., Harrison, MI 48625

989-386- 6622 x 394 mfarrell@midmich.edu


Lori Fassett Associate Vice President of Human Resources

ADA/Section 504 Coordinator-Faculty and Staff

1375 S. Clare Ave., Harrison, MI 48625

989-386- 6622 x692 lfassett1@midmich.edu


Anthony Freds Associate Vice President Chief Information and Organizational Development Officer

ADA/Section 504 Coordinator-Web and Online Learning

2600 S. Summerton, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

989-386-6622 x102 afreds@midmich.edu


Kim Barnes Associate Vice President of Security Operations & Systems

ADA/Section 504 Coordinator – Facilities and Grounds

2600 S. Summerton, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

989-386- 6622 x236 kbarnes@midmich.edu
 
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