Disability Services

The Learning Strategies Center/Library Learning Commons also houses Disability Services. We believe that students with disabling conditions improve the diversity and vitality of our student body. As such, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Disability Services function of the Learning Strategies Center is dedicated to ensuring that disabled students have equal access to all programs and curricula. Additional information and forms can be found on the student portal (CIA Main Menu) by selecting Academic Services and Support, and then Library Learning Commons.

The LSC/LLC will assist qualified students in attaining reasonable accommodations and support services. Our disability support specialists are available to discuss students' specific needs in the classroom, kitchen, and residence hall. Reasonable accommodations may include readers, note-takers, priority seating, enlargement of notes, tape recording a lecture, books on CD, interpreters, testing accommodations, assistance with lifting, or residence hall accommodations. Accommodations depend on the student's documentation and specific functional limitations. After reviewing the documentation and interviewing the student, a disability support specialist will determine and recommend appropriate accommodations for each student's course of study.

Students are responsible for initiating a request for services and remaining involved as committed learners who have taken charge of their own needs. Due to confidentiality laws governing institutions of higher education, students must disclose their disability with the Office of Disabilities to request accommodations from each instructor and/or other staff members and departments on campus. Students with disabling conditions who desire accommodations for a class, quiz, midterm, or final exam must request the accommodations with the Office of Disabilities for every instance. Students should notify instructors of their disability and need for accommodations during the first week of class.

Learn more about facilities and services for students with disabilities at www.ciachef.edu/consumer-information.

 

Facial Hair Variance—Health-Related

If a student is unable to shave facial hair due to a health-related issue, written documentation from an off-campus medical provider must be submitted in order to obtain a variance letter. The student must carry the variance letter at all times and will require renewal as determined by Health Services staff. A student with a shaving variance may be required to wear a snood in order to enter or participate in food preparation and service locations.  The student is responsible for obtaining their own snood as these will not be provided by Student Health Services.   Medical documentation must be submitted to:

 

Submit medical documentation to:

Variance issued by:

New York

Disability Services in the Library Learning Commons

Disability Services

California

Learning Strategies Center (LSC)

Disability Services

Texas

Learning Strategies Center (LSC)

Disability Services