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On-Campus Support

Our team is here for you, offering personalized support in many ways. From one-on-one meetings to being an ongoing resource for students, we are here to support your educational and personal journey during your time at HCC. 

 

Disability Services 

Student Wellness can help with your needs as a student here at HCC. 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, students must disclose disabilities to Student Wellness in order for Haywood Community College to provide reasonable accommodations. 

  • The student discloses the type of disability, the related limitations, and the current impact of the disability to Student Wellness staff and completes required forms. Accommodations should be requested at least two weeks in advance to allow time for implementation.  For this same reason, accommodations for the current semester that are requested within two weeks of the last day of instruction will be denied. 
  • The student provides proof of the disability from a physician, mental health professional or other appropriate specialist stating the nature of the disability and recommendations for needed accommodations. The documentation must reflect the current impact of the disability. Student Wellness staff will not diagnose disabilities. The documentation accepted at HCC may not suffice for universities or professional and certification exams. 
  • The student engages in an interview with Student Wellness staff. 
  • Student Wellness staff documents the reasonable accommodations that the College will provide as determined from the student  interview and appropriate documentation. All of the information is collected by Student Wellness staff and filed with a copy of the mutually agreed upon accommodations. 
  • Student Wellness staff sends the accommodation form to the instructor. The instructor and student completes the accommodation agreement within two weeks of receiving the accommodation form.   
  • The student reviews the accommodations with Student Wellness staff prior to or at the beginning of each semester during which the student wishes to receive accommodations. 

Please see the Disability Services Handbook for more details about the accommodation process at Haywood Community College. 

Please be aware of the attendance policy which can be found on our Policies and Procedures page

Please note that all students regardless of disability must meet the technical standards of a program with or without reasonable accommodations. 

Resources 

Clyde the bobcat beside a cupboard of food and personal care items.

At HCC, we strive to support students both in and outside of the classroom.
Clyde's Cupboard is an effort to lessen the impact of food insecurity on HCC students.
For more information, please contact Student Wellness using the following contact information: 
828-627-4504 / 828-627-4508 
HCC-Wellness@haywood.edu 

Safe Zone Ally 

Haywood Community College is a participant in the Safe Zone program and seeks to create a climate of safety for all members of the college community. When you see this symbol on someone’s office door or in his/her office, it means that the person is Safe Zone trained and is empathetic and informed about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+) issues. Safe Zone trained individuals are willing to provide support and information to HCC students, faculty, and staff in a confidential manner. 

Review the Safe Zone Manual

Resources: 

The Trevor Project – http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. 

Campus Pride - www.campuspride.org Campus Pride is a national online community and resource network committed to student leaders and campus organizations who work to create a safer campus environment free of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, heterosexism and genderism at colleges and universities. 

Human Rights Campaign - www.hrc.org The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that LGBT Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. 

Intersex Society of North America - www.isna.org ISNA is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female. 

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force – www.thetaskforce.org Founded in 1973, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation (the Task Force) was the first national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights and advocacy organization and remains the movement's leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality. 

Contact Us

Student Wellness
Building 1500; Student Services
HCC-Wellness@haywood.edu
Phone: 828.627.4504
Fax: 828.627.4513

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Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other applicable federal and state laws and regulations, the College prohibits discrimination in its services and programs based on race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sex, age, disability, genetic information and veteran status.