Disability Services

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Disability Services Statement of Commitment

The Disability Services (DS) office is committed to providing all students including our distance education students with equal access to quality education and providing reasonable accommodations to eligible students. In addition to serving as an advocate for students with disabilities, our office also works closely with faculty and staff members in order to monitor students’ progress and encourage a positive educational experience.

Disability Services Overview

Welcome to St. Philip’s College.  If you are a student with a diagnosed disability, you may request services by disclosing to our office and following the process to determine eligibility.  Any student with a disability taking face-to-face or online classes through St. Philip’s College, are protected under the Americans with Disability and Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504.  This section defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities or an individual, a record of such an impairment, and is regarded as having such an impairment. If you would like to establish and/or renew services, please follow the guidelines below.

Return to Learning FAQs

 

How to Request Disability Services for Class Accommodations for NEW and RETURNING Students with Disabilities (on-campus and online):
  1. Complete the Request for Disability Services for Class Accommodations form.
  2. A copy of your disability documentation must be on file with the Disability Services office prior to providing accommodations.
  3. If you are new to the Disability Services office at St. Philip’s College and have never received accommodations through this office, please schedule your appointment by visiting calendly.com/mbotello.
How to Request Disability Support Services for TSI/Registration/Enrollment Steps and any other Services Outside of the Class (on-campus and online):
  1. Complete the Request for Disability Support Services
  2. A copy of your disability documentation must be on file with the Disability Services office prior to providing services.
  3. Please email mbotello@alamo.edu after you have completed the steps above.
High School Students

Dual Credit Students

For classes taken on high school campuses, accommodations will be made by the high school counselor. 

For online, dual credit classes taught by St. Philip’s College faculty, please follow the “How to Request Disability Services for Class Accommodations” process.

Early College Students

For classes taken at St. Philip’s College, students may request services by following the “How to Request Disability Services for Class Accommodations” process.

Accommodations

Under both the Americans with Disabilities Act, as recently amended, and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified students with a disability.  Accommodation is not reasonable if it fundamentally alters the way a course or program is delivered, results in an undue burden, or possesses as a direct threat.

In the college environment, we do not contact parents, modify any work, or alter any program or curricula.  Students are expected to advocate for themselves, seek feedback from faculty, must give permission for anyone to obtain information about services provided or grades, and are expected to meet the expectations of each course.

Letter of Accommodation

A student must request Classroom Accommodations each semester enrolled by completing the Request for Disability Services for Class Accommodations form

The Letter of Accommodation (LOA) is the official document outlining the student’s approved reasonable accommodations.  An LOA is generated a few days before each semester and processed in the order received.  In general, a letter of accommodations takes up to 7 business days to generate.   This LOA is emailed to both the student and the instructor. 

Accommodations are not retroactive.  Accommodations begin the day the letter is emailed to your St. Philip’s College professor(s).  It is the student’s responsibility to initiate his/her accommodations with each instructor.  Conversations begin as soon as the instructor receives your letter of accommodation and it should continue throughout the semester.

Essential Functions

All students must be able to perform the essential functions of the course as well as the academic requirements for their chosen degree/field of study.  Essential functions are the fundamental duties/skills/tasks a student must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Alamo Online

AlamoONLINE represents the range of opportunities for students pursuing degrees, certificates, or awards delivered online from Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, San Antonio College, and St. Philip’s College. To learn more about St. Philip’s College online programs, visit AlamoONLINE.

Hours of Operation for Fall 2020

August 2020

Monday-Friday 8 AM- 7 PM

Saturday 9 AM- 1 PM

September-December 2020

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
8 AM-5 PM

Wednesday: 
8 AM-7 PM

First Saturday of each month:
9 AM-1 PM

 

Contact Information

Senior Coordinator:
Maria Botello
mbotello@alamo.edu
210-486-2199
MLK Sutton Learning Center (SLC), 102
SWC Industrial Technology Center (ITC), A-135
Schedule Appointment:
www.calendly.com/mbotello
Certified Advisor:
Margaret Houser
mhouser@alamo.edu
210-486-2411
MLK Sutton Learning Center (SLC), 102
SWC Industrial Technology Center (ITC), A-135
Schedule Appointment:
www.calendly.com/mhouser