Office of Accessibility

Disability Services for Students and Employees

It is the College’s goal to ensure that all people who come to St. Thomas Aquinas College’s campus have the architectural and programmatic access necessary to enjoy full benefits of campus life.

People with disabilities have indicated that they want to be treated like other people on campus, so the College has designed its disability services to support that wish. At St. Thomas Aquinas College there is no requirement for you to make your disability known. The College’s philosophy respects the rights and responsibilities of employees/students to make their own decisions about accommodations. The entire St. Thomas Aquinas College community firmly believes in giving you the control over your own life; you can make your own decisions here.

Our main goal is to assist students and employees to advocate for themselves.  While you are at St. Thomas Aquinas College, we can help you with access to academic, residential, cultural, and recreational offerings. We can also assist with problem solving, answering questions, and designing “enabling” accommodations. Since no two people with disabilities are alike, our accommodations are individualized and decentralized so that you can fully participate in academic, employment and campus life. To find out more about disability services, you are invited to contact the Disability Services Liaison. Decisions about participation are yours!

There are several College committees that address issues related to accommodating the needs of individuals with disabilities. The Disability Services Liaison coordinates communications with these committees, and is the individual’s primary contact with regard to the certification and accommodation of disabilities.

COMMITTEE FOR ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATION OF DISABILITIES (CAAD)

The CAAD is comprised of individuals whose backgrounds best qualify them for reviewing and rendering decisions regarding accommodations appropriate to supporting achievement in academics.

COMMITTEE FOR NON-ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATION OF DISABILITIES (CNAAD)

The CNAAD is comprised of individuals who are equipped to review and render decisions regarding access to the campus facilities.

DISABILITY SERVICES COMPLIANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE (DSCRC)

The DSCRC is comprised of individuals who are responsible for overall compliance to the Americans With Disabilities Act & Section 504.

Directory of Contacts

Accessibility Services Liaison:

Ms. Anne Schlinck
aschlinc@stac.edu
845-398-4087

Section 504/ADA Compliance Officer
Age Act Coordinator
Chair, Disability Services Compliance Review Committee

Ms. Maria Coupe
mcoupe@stac.edu
845-398-4044

Chair, Committee for Academic Accommodation of Disabilities

Dr. Richard Heath
rheath@stac.edu
845-398-4231

Chair, Committee for Non-Academic Accommodation of Disabilities

Ms. Eileen Murphy
emurphy@stac.edu
845-398-4310

Director, Pathways Program

Dr. Richard Heath
rheath@stac.edu
845-398-4231