Your Rights

Pierce College adheres to compliance with Title II of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure that any enrolled student at the college who has a qualified documented physical, emotional or mental disability which "substantially limits one or more major life activities (including walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working)," is eligible for services from ADS. Students are encouraged to contact the ADS Office to begin the process for receiving services.

Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Washington State laws prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

Federal Law

"No qualified individual with a disability, by reason of such disability, shall be excluded from the participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of any public entity, or be subject to discrimination by any such entity."
Americans with Disabilities Act - 1990

"No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall solely by reason of his/her disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."
Rehabilitation Act of Congress, 1973 Title V; Section 504

Pierce College Policies

Pierce College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, disability, age, sex or marital status in admission to and participation to educational programs, college activities or employment. Anyone who believes there has been an act of discrimination by the college on the basis of disability against any person or group may file a complaint with the:

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
(206) 220-7900 (voice)
(206) 220-7907 (TTY)