The Advocate - DSS Newsletters
Welcome to your guide for the Disability Support Services office of Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette.
The Lafayette office also serves the Montgomery County Instructional Center in Crawfordsville, the White County Instructional Center in Monticello, the Renaissance Building in downtown Lafayette, and the Frankfort Instructional Site.
The Disability Support Office is located in Ivy Hall 1323. Appointments may be scheduled Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm or Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
The mission of Disability Support Services (DSS) is to provide access to College programs, services, activities, and facilities for students with disabilities; to provide student advocacy; to encourage the highest levels of academic and personal achievement; and to advocate for an accessible environment.
Advocacy, for the purposes of this document, is defined as actively supporting students in the acquisition of their support services, as well as acting on behalf of individuals with disabilities regarding issues of access, accommodation, resources, and College policy.
Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and ADA Amendments Act, students with verified disabilities who are otherwise qualified to attend Ivy Tech Community College are protected from discrimination and are assured equal access to educational programs. Accommodation under these civil rights statutes is determined on a case to case basis. Every student requesting accommodations through the DSS office is required to provide current documentation of a disability by contacting Disability Support Services at Ivy Tech Community College. After documentation is submitted, it takes approximately two weeks to determine if the student is eligible for services.
Employment at Ivy Tech
The office of Disability Support Services frequently hires student and non-student employees on a temporary, part-time basis. All issues related to hiring appropriate staff are conducted in conjunction with the Human Resources office.
Please visit the Ivy Tech Career Site to review the requirements for or apply for Disability Services Provider or American Sign Language Interpreter on the Lafayette campus.