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Accommodations Resource Office

  • The Accommodations Resource Office would like you to know we are here for you while the college has moved to a virtual format. We are working remotely, but you can still reach us! Using the contact information listed below, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your current accommodations, or if you need to request accommodations.

    There are two options to reach us right now: you can call and leave a voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible, or please feel free to send us an email and we will respond as soon as we can!

    Beatrice Campus

    Lori Balke
    Accommodations, Career Advising and Assessment
    402-228-8242
    lbalke@southeast.edu

    Lincoln Campus

    Mark Mason
    Director of Student Support & Accommodations
    402-437-2814
    402-217-3808
    mmason@southeast.edu

    Milford Campus

    Jessica Murry
    Accommodations, Career Advising and Assessment
    402-761-8202
    jmurry@southeast.edu

     

    Amanda Stratman
    Accommodations Resource Advisor
    402-437-2513
    astratman@southeast.edu

     

    Services for Students Receiving Accommodations

    Southeast Community College (SCC) desires to create an accessible community where individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to ppursue their educational goals, limited only by their abilities, not their disabilities. To this end, the college will:

    • Provide direct, reasonable accommodations and support services for individuals with disabilities.
    • Encourage self-determination, independence, and personal responsibility for students with disabilities.
    • Provide resources, advocacy, collaborative services, and outreach throughout the College community.
    • Promote an open and welcoming environment around campus for individuals with disabilities.
    • Inform and educate the Southeast Community College community about disability-related laws, rules, regulations and policies.

    Requesting Accommodations

    SCC provides reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities to ensure access to educational programs and services.

    Any student with a documented disability or interest in learning more about accommodations at SCC can contact the Accommodations Resource Office to discuss the accommodation process and their eligibility for accommodations. Students who are requesting an accommodation based on a documented disability are advised to make the request known as soon as possible to ensure timely service.

    Please complete the Student Request for Reasonable Accommodations form and call, email, or mail it to Mark Mason with the contact information listed on this page. You will then be contacted by someone from the Accommodations Resource Office to discuss the accommodation process or your specific accommodation needs. Please indicate the most convenient manner with which you would like to be contacted. Students can contact the Accommodations Resource Office at any time before, during, or after an SCC term.

    Steps to requesting Academic Accommodations:

    New Accommodation Requests:

    1. We will need students to fill out a request for accommodations.
    2. We will need documentation from a qualified provider. This could include the following:
      1. MDT & IEP from your high school.
      2. 504 Plan and supporting documentation from your high school.
      3. Signed letter from a qualified provider stating your diagnosis.
    3. Please reach out to us once you have this information, so we can talk about how our office can support you.

    Requests for Accommodations to be Renewed:

    If you have already met with Lori, Mark, Amanda, or Jessica to set up accommodations, you can renew your accommodations at any time.

    • Send us an email and let us know you are registered for classes, and you need us to send out your accommodations.

    Reasonable Accommodations

    For more information about reasonable accommodations at SCC, please visit Reasonable Accommodations at SCC.

    Reasonable Accommodations for Online Courses

    Accommodations are also available for online classes. Any student with a documented disability or that is wanting to learn more about accommodations for an online class at SCC can follow the same process described under the “Requesting Accommodations” section on this page.

    Accessible Parking Permits

    Information on parking at SCC, including accessible parking, may be found at this link: Parking at SCC.

    ADA Grievance/Complaint/Appeal

    If a student believes that an accommodation(s) is ineffective or that they have been denied equal access to appropriate accommodations, modifications, auxiliary aids, or effective communication, and efforts to resolve the issues are unsuccessful, a student may file a grievance/complaint/appeal. Students are encouraged to seek resolution of their concerns through the informal process before filing a formal grievance/complaint/appeal. However, students may use the College’s formal grievance procedure to appeal decisions regarding student accommodations, and may do so without first going through the College’s informal grievance process.

    For additional information or assistance, contact:

    Jose J. Soto, J.D.
    Vice President for Access/Equity/Diversity
    Southeast Community College Area
    301 South 68th Street Place
    Lincoln, NE 68510
    402.323.3412 Office
    402.323.3420 FAX
    402.613.1181 Cell
    jsoto@southeast.edu

    Susie Dunn
    ADA Specialist – Access/Equity/Diversity Office
    Southeast Community College Area
    301 South 68th Street Place
    Lincoln, NE 68510
    402.323.3413 Office
    402.323.3420 FAX
    sdunn@southeast.edu