Guidelines and Procedures for Students with Disabilities

Herkimer College is committed to ensuring that qualified students with disabilities have equal access to College programs in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Students with documented disabilities receive accommodative services through the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Office. SSD is located in the Academic Support Center, which is in the Library Building. Please call SSD at 315-866-0300 ext. 8331 with any questions/concerns.

At the postsecondary level, the student with a disability is responsible for initiating any request for accommodative services. Students requesting services must provide current documentation from a qualified professional. Documentation should be current (no more than three years old), and should include a statement of disability and any recommended accommodations. IEP’s and 504 plans are insufficient documentation, but can be included as part of a more comprehensive evaluative report. SSD will arrange for the provision of appropriate accommodations including, but not limited to, alternative testing accommodations, auxiliary aids and assistive technology.

Documentation should be mailed or faxed to:

Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities

Herkimer College

100 Reservoir Road

Herkimer, NY 13350

Fax # 315-866-6957

Students requesting accommodative services must follow these procedures to be officially registered with the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Office:

  1. Requests for services must be made in a timely manner. Requests should be made at least 30 days in advance of any accommodation, including placement testing. Failure to disclose and failure to provide appropriate documentation without this lead time may lead to possible delays in provision of services.
  2. Documentation must include a diagnosis of disability and accommodations recommended by a qualified professional. IEP’s and 504 plans are not sufficient documentation by themselves, but can be included as part of a more comprehensive evaluative report.
  3. SSD will review documentation and determine appropriate accommodations necessary at the postsecondary level.
  4. Students registered with SSD must meet with the Special Services Coordinator each semester to develop an accommodation plan. At this time, the student’s signature will be necessary to grant permission to release information pertinent to the provision of accommodative services. Students subsequently will meet with each instructor during his/her office hour to review the accommodation plan.

Services for Students with Special Needs

Voluntary self-identification of a documented disability will allow the college to help prepare appropriate support services to facilitate learning for special needs students. Medical or other professional diagnostic reports are required to insure appropriateness of the accommodation. A student who requires an accommodation should contact the Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities. The phone number is 315-866-0300, ext. 8331.

Title IX



Director of Human Resources

Office Location, CC 241  •  Phone (315) 866-0300, Ext. 8332


Dean of Students

Office Location, CA 264  •  Phone (315) 866-0300, Ext. 8276