Bennett College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment. Further more, the College policy includes prohibition of harassment of students and employees (ie. racial harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation for filing complaints of discrimination).
In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, Bennett College will make reasonable adjustments in its policies and practices to ensure equal opportunity and access for qualified students, employees, and members of the public to applicable programs, services, activities and facilities.
The mission of The Office of Disability Services (ODS) at Bennett College is to provide, coordinate, and advocate for services which enable undergraduate students with disabilities to receive equal access to a college education and to all aspects of university life. Academic growth, disability management and self-advocacy skills for students are supported and enhanced by providing reasonable accommodations and information to create competent students, faculty, and staff members. We not only assist students with disabilities but we also collaborate with other departments on campus to provide services for faculty and staff.
An accommodation plan is uniquely designed to every student. ODS strives to maximize the academic success, autonomy, social integration, and participation of each student, in addition to ensuring suitable working conditions for its faculty and staff. Every individual that receives services from ODS will learn how to identify and understand their learning and vocational strengths. Our staff is passionate about assisting in growth and development. It is our hope that through this Bennett learning experience that self-advocating will develop.
Inquiries regarding the College’s compliance with state and federal non-discrimination laws or filing a complaint should be directed to:
Office of Disability Services
900 E. Washington St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
First floor of Merner Hall.