Equal Opportunity Statement
Seattle Colleges is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services, and contracts, and it does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability, except where a disability may impede performance at an acceptable level. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise-qualified persons with disabilities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the college’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 officer and/or Section 504/ADA coordinator. This information is available in other languages.
Title IX/Chapter 28A.640 RCW Officer
Central Kathryn Woodley 206.934.4125
North David Bittenbender 206.934.7792
South V.P. of Student Services 206.934.6415
Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Central Al Souma 206.934.4169
North Rebecca Cory 206.934.7808
South Roxanne Tillman 206.934.5137
Reasonable Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Alternative telephone access: People who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or speech-disabled may access the district through free communication services provided by the Washington Relay Service:
TTY text-telephone: 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384
Voice carry-over (VCO): 1-800-833-6386
Hearing carry-over (HCO): 1-800-833-6388
Speech-to-speech (STS): 1-877-833-6341
Disability Support Services Offices provide physical and programmatic accommodations to persons with documented disabilities.
This is carried out within the overall goals and mission of the Seattle Colleges Policy and Procedure 387 “Reasonable Accommodations for Students with Disabilities.” To be eligible for disability-related services, students must have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Under the ADA and Section 504, a person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities (walking, standing, seeing, speaking, hearing, sitting, breathing, and taking care of oneself).
Legal Authority: U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (P.L. 93-112) and RCW 49.60.
On each campus, Disability Support Services is the designated office that obtains and files disability-related documents, certifies eligibility for services, helps determine academic adjustments, and consults for the provision of such accommodations. Academic adjustments are provided to ensure access to all community college courses, programs, counseling, activities, and facilities.
Disability Support Services provides or arranges a variety of auxiliary services to the community college, such as sign language interpreters, assistive technology, exam modifications, and academic assistance. Auxiliary requests such as Brailling or books on tape are to be requested at least six weeks in advance. There may be a delay in services with less notification. Request for interpreting services with less than four weeks’ notice for ongoing classes can result in delayed services. At least three business days are required for special requests/one-time services and at least a week’s notice for high-profile events.
The Disability Support Services Office offers consultation to faculty, staff, and classified employees of the college for the purpose of designing accommodations that provide equal access to otherwise-qualified students regardless of age, gender, race, or sexual orientation. seattlecolleges.edu/district/studentlife/ada.aspx.
Title 38 / Title 10
Seattle Colleges academic programs of study are approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Approving Agency (SECB/SAA) for enrollment of persons eligible to receive educational benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, U.S. code.
Completion & Transfer Rate Information
Statistics and information on the completion and transfer rates at each college are available at the following college websites: