Sample Syllabus Referral Statement

Dear Professors,

Northern Essex Community College is required to provide accurate and updated referral information to students. Please consider including the following sample referral language in your syllabus.

Sample Syllabus Statement:

“Northern Essex Community College is committed to providing equal access to students with documented disabilities. To ensure equal access to this class (and your program) please contact the Center for Accessibility Resources & Services (CARS) or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) to engage in a confidential discussion about accommodations for the classroom and clinical/practicum settings.

Center for Accessibility Resources & Services: Serving students with documented disabilities, such as learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, autism spectrum disorders, brain injuries, chronic illness, low vision/blind, physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities and seizure disorders.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services: Serving students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Accommodations are not provided retroactively. Students are encouraged to register with CARS or DHHS at the start of their program.

The Center for Accessibility Resources & Services is scheduling appointments Mondays through Fridays. Communications/meetings can be flexible based on student’s needs and may consist of the following communication options: Zoom, Phone, In-Person or Email.

To get started students may contact us as outlined below:

COVID vaccinations are required to be on campus. NECC is a mask optional campus, however, please consider wearing a mask on campus to mitigate the risk o catching and spreading COVID-19. For current information please visit: Coronavirus Information and Updates and Student COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement.