Birmingham Southern College

900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham,
 Alabama  
35254

General information

This campus is:
4 year
Private, not-for-profit
Highest level of degree offered:
Bachelor's Degree
Student population
1,316
Student population: undergraduate
1,316
Primarily online?
No

Disability resource office

Office of Accessibility
900 Arkadelphia Road
Box 549015
Birmingham,
 Alabama  
35254
Office phone
2052267909
Office email
awsmith@bsc.edu
Contact people
Name
W. David Miller
Email
accessibility@bsc.edu
Telephone
2052264723
Job title or role
Associate Dean
Number of full-time disability service staff
1.0
Number of students who have submitted disability documentation
165
Percent of students eligible to receive disability services
12.5%

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) Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
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 Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Students with intellectual disabilities Not provided in the last three years
Not 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 Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Law students Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
NCAA athletes Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Veterans Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally

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) Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Sign language interpreters Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
CART or C-Print Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Programmatic accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Course substitutions Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Priority registration Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Reduced courseload Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Medical leave Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Accommodations in residence halls Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Other accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Dietary accommodations for meal plans Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
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 Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally

Campus accessibility and resources

Campus access
GroupLevel of service
Student health services Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Counseling and psychological services Completely accessible
Completely 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 Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
On-campus transportation Not applicable to this institution
Not applicable
Nearby off-campus transportation Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Residence halls Completely accessible
Completely 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) Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible

Policies and procedures related to students with disabilities

  • Standardized or recommended syllabus statements regarding disability accommodations
  • Centralized funding for disability accommodations at events (e.g. individuals, student organizations, and departments are not responsible for paying for disability-related accommodations)Provision of interpreters and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) for all major events
  • Faculty diversity hiring initiatives include efforts to recruit and retain faculty with disabilities
  • 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)
  • 24/7 Mental health hotline or crisis line
  • 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
136

General Campus Resources

  • Food shelf or food pantry
  • Resources for students with disabilities to address assistive technology needs and information technology (IT) access needs

Academics and campus climate for students with disabilities

Courses or degree programs

  • Disability studies courses or degree programs
  • American Sign Language courses or degree programs

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

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Student organizations related to disability, Deafness, or ASL

  • Unique & Included
  • C3 - Cross-Cultural (Disability subgroup)
  • DREAM Affiliate
How often does your institution have public events or activities related to disability, culturally Deaf people, or ASL?
1-2 times each term or semester