Tennessee Technological University

1 William L. Jones Drive
Cookeville,
 Tennessee  
38505-0001

General information

This campus is:
4 year
Public
Highest level of degree offered:
Advanced Degree
Student population
11,451
Student population: undergraduate
10,103
Primarily online?
No

Disability resource office

Accessible Education Center
TTU Box 5091
Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville ,
 Tennessee  
38505
Office phone
931-372-6119
Office email
disability@tntech.edu
Contact people
Name
Birgit Hoffman
Email
bhoffman@tntech.edu
Telephone
931-372-6119
Job title or role
Student Support Associate
Number of full-time disability service staff
4.0
Number of students who have submitted disability documentation
471

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 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 Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
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 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 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
Programmatic accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Course substitutions Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Priority registration Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Reduced courseload Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Medical leave Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly 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 Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Accommodations and services for institution-sponsored study abroad programs Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
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

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) Somewhat accessible
Somewhat 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 Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
On-campus transportation Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
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) Completely accessible
Completely 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
  • 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
  • Online mental health services, trainings or supports
  • 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
0

General Campus Resources

  • Food shelf or food pantry
  • Child care services that are accessible to students with disabilities
  • Services for veterans with disabilities
  • Campus scholarships for students with disabilities

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

  • Project Awaken Sexual Assault Victims
  • Safety and Environment committee
  • Building and Grounds committee
  • ADA Advisory Committee
  • Diversity Council

Student organizations related to disability, Deafness, or ASL

  • TEAM Tech Educational Accessibility Mentors
How often does your institution have public events or activities related to disability, culturally Deaf people, or ASL?
About once each year