The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is meant to provide fair and equitable treatment of the disabled through non-discriminatory practices and reasonable accommodations.
The ADA protects people who are disabled – defined as anyone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. The law protects both job applicants and employees.
CCS supports and follows the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Michigan law, as stated in the law. The institution’s ADA policy is available on the CCS Policy Database.
The Wellness Center offers free personal counseling to all registered CCS students, wellness seminars, yoga classes, and access to a nurse practitioner for basic medical care.
CCS offers students the option to live on campus in the Taubman Center and on the Ford Campus in the Art Centre Building. Approximately 610 students live on campus each year in the two buildings. The Director of Residence Life and the Residence Life Coordinators oversee the operation and management of the residence life program and 21 student staff members work as Resident Assistants in the buildings. The Residence Life staff works to maintain a safe and welcoming environment in the residence halls. Staff are trained in educational programming, crisis response, conflict mediation, and similar skills to enable them to help students make the most out of their learning environment. Students must abide by both the CCS Code of Conduct, as well as the CCS Housing Policies and Regulations in addition to being full-time students to live on campus.
The Office of Student Affairs is overseen by the Dean of Students and includes Student Engagement, Housing and Residence Life, the Wellness Center, the Center for Tutoring and Writing and Dining Services. The purpose of Student Affairs is to enhance the CCS educational environment through co-curricular programming and initiatives to engage the student body in learning and growth outside of the classroom.
All students are encouraged to disclose disabilities that they feel may affect their academic success. The College wants students to succeed, and its ability to offer students the best education is more possible if they receive the appropriate assistance for their circumstance. The Americans with Disabilities Act, in conjunction with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, are Federal laws that protect people with disabilities, both life-long as well as short-term disabilities.
Students identified as having any type of disability are entitled and encouraged to request accommodations.
Students wishing to disclose a disability and/or request accommodation should contact the Dean of Students at 313.664.7675 or email to discuss. Students requesting accommodations must provide documentation substantiating their disability. CCS will then:
- Review the request for accommodations with the student
- Take appropriate measures to provide approved accommodations
Information disclosed to CCS regarding disabilities will not be shared with anyone except CCS staff who will assist in meeting student accommodation needs. Students will be notified prior to the sharing of any information regarding their disability.
Faculty will be sent accommodations notices approximately one week prior to a semester starting. The email will contain the student’s name that is enrolled in their class and a list of accommodations for that semester. Accommodation notices do not include diagnosis or symptomatic information unless the student has explicitly requested that it is included. Questions about the nature of the accommodations or how to implement them should be directed to the Dean of Students.
Students are encouraged to self-disclose their disability if they feel it will affect their academic performance. This should be done before the start of each term. Students may choose to disclose at any time during the semester but should remember – retroactive accommodations cannot be made after an assignment is due or an exam has been taken. Disabilities accommodations are not meant to guarantee academic success at the College but are meant to provide equal access to educational opportunities to all individuals regardless of disabilities.