The Student Success Center/Services for Students with Disabilities (SSC) empowers students to manage challenges and limitations that may be characteristic of their particular disabilities. Our professionally trained staff provide students with exceptional services as they transition to college or continue their studies at The Citadel.
The office serves students with learning, physical, health, or psychiatric disabilities by managing the varying demands of The Citadel experience. In addition, to serving students, the staff assists The Citadel community in making programs, services, and activities accessible to everyone. The SSC provides services and academic accommodations for both graduate and undergraduate students with documented disabilities. Please choose a category on the navigation bar for more information.
REGISTER WITH SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
To register with Services for Students with Disabilities, students follow the steps outlined below. Students should submit their application and documentation, along with an initial meeting, as early as possible.
Step One: Submit an Application
To register, first complete and submit an Application for Accommodations. Inadequate information, incomplete answers, and/or illegible handwriting may delay the eligibility review process. Please contact our office if you are having any trouble accessing the form.
Completed forms may be emailed, faxed, or mailed to:
Services for Students with Disabilities
ATTN: Shannon McKenzie, M.Ed.
117 Thompson Hall
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409
Step Two: Submit Documentation
Students requesting reasonable accommodations and/or services must submit documentation of a disabling condition to verify eligibility. Students are required to submit documentation regarding the diagnosis/diagnoses that demonstrates a disability covered under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 as amended (2008).
Please review our Documentation Guidelines for additional information. All documentation is kept confidential.
Step Three: Schedule a Meeting
Once the application has been submitted, the student can schedule a meeting to discuss accommodations, procedures, and services. Appointments may be scheduled by contacting 843-953-6877 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. While documentation is not required to schedule the meeting, we encourage students to submit their documentation as soon as possible.
Please review our Documentation Guidelines for more information.
The meeting will last about 30-45 minutes and is conducted between the director and the student. If applicable, family members may have an opportunity to meet with the student and director for part of the meeting, should this be requested by the student.
Step Four: Meet with Instructors
After the meeting, students who have been approved for accommodations will be provided an accommodation letter either via email or in-person, to be given to their instructors each semester. Students must communicate via email or in-person with each instructor to discuss the arrangements for receiving accommodations. Instructors do not have to provide accommodations to students if they have not been informed of the need in a timely manner.