Merced College

3600 M St
Merced,
 California  
95348-2898

General information

This campus is:
2 year
Public
Highest level of degree offered:
Certificate
Student population
15,129
Student population: undergraduate
15,129
Primarily online?
No

Disability resource office

Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS)
3600 M Street, Lesher Building, 2nd Floor, Office 234
Merced,
 California  
95348
Office phone
209-384-6155
Office email
dsps@mccd.edu
Contact people
Name
Rosalie Kekahuna
Email
kekahuna.r@mccd.edu
Telephone
209-384-6398
Job title or role
Student Services Assistant
Number of full-time disability service staff
13.0
Number of students who have submitted disability documentation
825
Percent of students eligible to receive disability services
5.5%

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

  • Attention Deficit Hyperacticity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Specific learning disabilities
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 Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly 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 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 Not provided in the last three years
Not 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 Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
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 Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
CART or C-Print Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Other: Video Remote Interpreting(VRI) Commonly provided in the last three years
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 Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Medical leave Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Accommodations in residence halls Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Other accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Dietary accommodations for meal plans Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Service animals or emotional support animals Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
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 Completely accessible
Completely 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 Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Entertainment, theater, and event facilities Completely accessible
Completely accessible
On-campus transportation Generally not accessible
Not accessible
Nearby off-campus transportation Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Residence halls Not applicable to this institution
Not applicable
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
  • Institutional policy requiring that all online materials are accessible to students with disabilities ( compliant with Section 508)
  • 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
  • Provision of interpreters and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) for all major events
  • Emergency evacuation procedures include plans for students with disabilities
  • Faculty diversity hiring initiatives include efforts to recruit and retain faculty with disabilities
  • Opportunities for students with disabilities and without a high school diploma to take courses (i.e., "open enrollment")
  • 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)
During the 2017-2018 school year, what was the total number of students who had accessed counseling and psychological services
350

General Campus Resources

  • Food shelf or food pantry
  • Services for veterans with disabilities
  • Adaptive sports and recreation programming for students with disabilities (e.g., wheelchair basketball, goalball)
  • 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

  • American Sign Language courses or degree programs

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

  • DSPS Advisory Committee
  • Transition Council / Department of Rehabilitation
  • Kingsview Advisory Committee
  • Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Student organizations related to disability, Deafness, or ASL

  • Veterans Honors Society
How often does your institution have public events or activities related to disability, culturally Deaf people, or ASL?
Very rarely or never