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. As such and in accordance with the requirement of 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Titles I and II of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 (ADA) Mid will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the bases of disability in its services, programs or activities. Mid does not discriminate on the bases of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Education, the U. S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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 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 or 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 Student Accommodation 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 Human Resources 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 appointed an ADA Coordinator and charged the Office of College Compliance and Ethics with oversight. This individual and office is 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.


(Updated JULY 2023)



Martricia (Tricia) Farrell

Director of College Compliance and Ethics
Title IX/Civil Rights Coordinator

1375 S. Clare Ave., Harrison, MI 48625 / Office: Business Office, Room 205
2600 S. Summerton Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 / Office: Library and Learning Services, Room 168C
(989) 386-6622, Ext. 394 |