Civil Rights for Students With Disabilities

Linn-Benton Community College adheres to the legal requirements of both Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This means that the college will not exclude qualified students with disabilities from any class or program solely on the basis of a disability. It also means that students with disabilities have a right to access all of the information provided by the college. Students with disabilities are not discriminated against in recruitment, admission to the college and treatment after admissions.

The laws do not guarantee admittance to a college program or class for students with disabilities and the laws do not require the college to lower educational standards or alter the 'essential elements' of a program or a class.  The laws do guarantee that qualified students with documented disabilities may be eligible for a number of supports and accommodations in their college classes and activities.

Students with disabilities have the same Rights and Responsibilities  as other students


Linn-Benton Community College is an equal opportunity employer. The college is strongly committed to equal opportunity in all of its programs, policies, procedures, and practices. In accordance with requirements of state and federal law, college decisions will be made without regard to an individual's race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital and/or parental status, religion, national origin, age, mental, physical disability or learning disability, Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status, opposition to safety and health hazards, application for workers' compensation benefits, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local law, unless it is a bona fide occupational requirement reasonably necessary to the operation of the institution, as allowed by law.