Employee Disability Services


 

Notice of Facility/Program Accessibility

Employees with mobility impairments should contact Human Resources to obtain information regarding limitations to physical accessibility of some buildings and programs and to obtain accommodations as needed. 

 

Employee ADA Coordinators

Opelika Campus
Human Resources
Lakieshia Barnett
(334) 745-6437 Ext. 5345
lbarnett@suscc.edu

Valley Campus
Human Resources
Sandra Hughley
(256) 395-2211 Ext. 5102
shughley@suscc.edu

 

Wadley Campus
Human Resources
Lubecca Marbury
(256) 395-2211 Ext. 5107
lmarbury@suscc.edu


Required Documentation

Under the ADA and Section 504, it is the employee's responsibility to provide adequate documentation of disability in postsecondary settings. Documentation should come from a professional qualified to diagnose the disability. The documentation should be current (within the last three years). 


Legal Requirements

The Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in education and public accommodations. The College must provide equal access to all facilities, programs, services and activities. The College is not covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which applies to K-12 institutions and requires individualized education plans. 

Southern Union State Community College has an obligation to maintain confidentiality of evaluation information and does not release disability documentation. Strict confidentiality is maintained in all verbal communications with Southern Union faculty and staff unless a student grants written permission or the College is required to do so by law or court order.