College of Charleston

66 George St
Charleston,
 South Carolina  
29424-0001

General information

This campus is:
4 year
Public
Highest level of degree offered:
Advanced Degree
Student population
13,258
Student population: undergraduate
11,003
Primarily online?
No

Disability resource office

Center for Disability Services
66 George Street
Charleston,
 South Carolina  
29424
Office phone
843-953-1431
Office email
snap@cofc.edu
Contact people
Name
Redina Alston
Email
alstonr@cofc.edu
Telephone
843-953-1431
Job title or role
Administrative Assistant
Number of full-time disability service staff
5.0
Number of students who have submitted disability documentation
We count number of students in total, which would include students who were approved for services in prior years.

Three most common types of disabilities disclosed by students to the disability resource office

  • Attention Deficit Hyperacticity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Psychiatric and disabilities related to mental and emotional health
Within the last three years, how common has it been for your institution and/or disability services provider to serve these specific populations of students with disabilities?
Students with low-incidence types of disabilities
GroupLevel of service
Autistic students (includes Asperger’s or autism spectrum) Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Culturally Deaf students who use American Sign Language Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Students with chronic health conditions and illness Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Students with food allergies Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Students with intellectual disabilities Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Students with disabilities in advanced academics or interests
GroupLevel of service
Students in STEM fields, including health sciences Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Professional and graduate students Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Law students Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
NCAA athletes Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Veterans Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided

Disability accommodations and services

Accommodations for students with disabilities
Academic accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Notetaking Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Test accomodations Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Alternate formats (e.g.,e-text, large print) Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Scribes Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Readers Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Assistive technology (e.g., screen readers, voice input) Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Sign language interpreters Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
CART or C-Print Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Other: There are too many others to list
Programmatic accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Course substitutions Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Priority registration Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Reduced courseload Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Medical leave Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Accommodations in residence halls Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Other accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Dietary accommodations for meal plans Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Service animals or emotional support animals Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Accommodations and services for institution-sponsored study abroad programs Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Accommodations and services for internships, externships, field placements, or other for-credit off-campus work experiences Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Other: Again, there are too many possibilities to list here.

Campus accessibility and resources

Campus access
GroupLevel of service
Student health services Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Counseling and psychological services Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
The library(ies) Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Institution websites Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Recreation and athletic facilities Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Student union or other main building designated for students to socialize Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Main academic buildings where most undergraduates would attend classes Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Entertainment, theater, and event facilities Generally not accessible
Not accessible
On-campus transportation Not applicable to this institution
Not applicable
Nearby off-campus transportation Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Residence halls Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Key administrative offices (e.g., financial aid, registration, multi-cultural affairs, students services, career counseling) Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Sexual assault services and reporting mechanisms Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Security and saftety programs (e.g., late-night escort services on campus) Completely accessible
Completely accessible

Policies and procedures related to students with disabilities

  • Standardized or recommended syllabus statements regarding disability accommodations
  • Formal grievance policies and procedures for students with complaints about campus disability access
  • Grievance procedures for students with complaints about the disability resource office

Types of counseling and psychological services available at the institution

  • Short-term counseling (e.g., 10 session limit)
  • Support groups
  • 24/7 Mental health hotline or crisis line
  • Peer counselors or peer supports
  • Cross-campus behavioral, mental health, or crisis team(s)
  • Campus-based chaplains
During the 2017-2018 school year, what was the total number of students who had accessed counseling and psychological services
967

General Campus Resources

  • Food shelf or food pantry
  • Services for veterans with disabilities
  • Campus scholarships for students with disabilities
  • Other: We have so many.

Academics and campus climate for students with disabilities

Courses or degree programs

  • Disability studies courses or degree programs

Campus groups that address disability issues but do not provide direct services to students

  • Accessibility Dialogues group

Student organizations related to disability, Deafness, or ASL

  • Our SGA has two positions that are disability related: Campus Accessibility Liaison and Students with Disabilities Liaison
  • Best Buddies
How often does your institution have public events or activities related to disability, culturally Deaf people, or ASL?
About once each year