SUNY Sullivan is committed to providing equal access to all students. The Department of Learning and Student Development Services provides a variety of supportive services to students, including mental health counseling, academic advisement, and tutoring. The Learning Center, which is part of the Department of Learning and Student Development Services, has been an important component of the college. It serves students with disabilities, students without disabilities, and faculty and staff with a goal of empowering each student to reach his/her academic potential.

It is the policy of SUNY Sullivan to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Federal law (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) established the rights of individuals with disabilities. SUNY Sullivan shall comply with all applicable federal laws and regulations regarding reasonable accommodations needed to provide equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities.

Guidelines and procedures for incoming students seeking accommodations

  1. Each student in need of support services such as an accommodation for a disability MUST self-identify to the Dept. of Learning and Student Development in order to determine eligibility to receive special services and accommodations.  Students must request accommodations each semester they are enrolled.
  2. Documentation may or may not be necessary to put accommodations in place. Many students choose to provide documentation when they complete the Accommodation Request Form, but you do not need documentation to explore accommodations.  Please do complete the online process even if you do not have documentation or your documentation is outdated.
  3. Every student and every request is unique. A conversation about your experiences and expectations will help determine if additional information is necessary to support your accommodation requests. You are able to request accommodations at any point in your SUNY Sullivan career. You can also discuss or make changes to existing accommodation requests by talking with the Disability Services Specialist.
  4. The college setting is different than high school. While there might be some similarities, accommodations you used in the past may no longer be reasonable or appropriate in college.
  5. At SUNY Sullivan, you are in control of your academic requests, and your parents may only be involved with your written consent. Information about a student’s disability is confidential and is released only with a student’s written consent. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires that student give their express consent for SUNY Sullivan to share any personal or academic information with a parents or any additional person. 
  6. Requirements that are essential to a program or to licensure or certification are not modified or waived. Modifications are not required when they would fundamentally alter the essential elements of a program or course of study, or pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others.

In order to begin the process, you are welcome to access the Accommodation Request Form. You may complete it online, print and mail it to the address provided on the form or bring it with you when you come for your advising or placement testing appointment.

For more information contact Lynn Leibowitz- Whitehead, LMSW:

Phone: 845-434-5750 ext 4328

E-Mail: lleibowitz-whitehead@sunysullivan.edu

In person: Disability Services is located in the Learning Center above the One-Stop Office E212E

Testing Accommodation:

To help us schedule your alternate testing location, feel free to complete our online form. Click this link: Separate Location Testing (you will need to log in with your sullimail account).

Visit the following websites for more information:

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Association on Higher Education and Disability

National Voter Registration site

Emergency Preparedness

Sometimes special assistance from others is needed in an emergency. Each person should evaluate their individual situation and inform emergency personnel of any assistance that might be needed in the event of an emergency.