William Rainey Harper College

1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine,
 Illinois  
60067-7398

General information

This campus is:
2 year
Public
Highest level of degree offered:
Associate's Degree
Student population
23,618
Student population: undergraduate
23,618
Primarily online?
No

Disability resource office

Access and Disability Services
1200 West Algonquin Road, Room I-103
Palatine,
 Illinois  
60067-7398
Office phone
8479256266
Office email
ads@harpercollege.edu
Contact people
Name
Jason Altmann
Email
jaltmann@harpercollege.edu
Telephone
847.925.6266
Job title or role
Director
Number of full-time disability service staff
11.0
Number of students who have submitted disability documentation
1,403

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 Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Students with intellectual disabilities Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
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 Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
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 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 Not provided in the last three years
Not 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 Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
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 Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
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 Not applicable to this institution
Not applicable
Counseling and psychological services Completely accessible
Completely accessible
The library(ies) Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Institution websites Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Student union or other main building designated for students to socialize Somewhat accessible
Somewhat 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 Not applicable to this institution
Not applicable
Nearby off-campus transportation Generally not accessible
Not 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) Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Sexual assault services and reporting mechanisms Somewhat accessible
Somewhat 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
  • Emergency evacuation procedures include plans for students 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)
  • Cross-campus behavioral, mental health, or crisis team(s)

General Campus Resources

  • Food shelf or food pantry
  • Services for veterans with disabilities
  • Campus scholarships for students with disabilities
  • 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

  • Facilities Shared Governance Committee
  • Open Education Resource Committee
  • Technology Shared Governance Committee

Student organizations related to disability, Deafness, or ASL

  • Deaf Students Club
  • Access and Disability Services Success Club
  • ASL Students Club
How often does your institution have public events or activities related to disability, culturally Deaf people, or ASL?
More than twice per term or semester
What percent of faculty on campus have a disclosed disability? (approximate)
1%
What percent of staff on campus have a disclosed disability? (approximate)
1%