Each of the colleges offers consultation to faculty, staff, and classified employees of the college for the
purpose of designing accommodations that provide equal access to otherwise qualified students.
To be eligible for disability-related services, students must have a as defined by the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Under the ADA and Section
504, a person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or
more of the major life activities (walking, standing, seeing, speaking, hearing, sitting, breathing, and taking
care of oneself).
North Seattle: Disability Services
Contact Maud Steyaert at 206.934.7808
South Seattle: Educational Support Services
Contact Roxanne Tillman at 206.934.5137
Seattle Central/SVI: Disability Support Services
Contact Al Souma at 206.934.4169
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT / ACCOMMODATION FOR DISTRICTSTUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES
The Seattle College District VI is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity
for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services and contracts, and does
not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status,
sex, gender, sexual orientation, Vietnam-era or disabled veteran status, or presence of any physical, sensory,
or mental disability, except where a disability may impede performance at an acceptable level. In addition,
reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise qualified
persons with disabilities.
( SCCD Policy 201 )
Green for the 21st Century in Seattle
Innovations in curriculum and operations have earned the 2009 Green Washington Award for the Seattle Colleges
– Central, North and South. All three colleges are active members of the Seattle Climate Partnership and North was an
early signer of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. A district-wide Chancellor’s
Sustainability Initiative provides energy, focus and a forum for emerging training and initiatives.
Sustainability is infused into programs ranging from urban agriculture at Central to environmental science,
real estate and building management across the district. Students have funded a sustainability coordinator.
Campus activities include reducing the carbon footprint and promoting recycling and energy conservation, which earned
a “Recycler of the Year” award for South. Last year, the college culinary operations diverted 31 tons of
materials to a regional composting facility – which returned the compost to “green” the college landscape.
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‘Start Next Quarter’
During the economic downturn, thousands of displaced workers turned to the Seattle Colleges at the same
time regional employers reported a need for skilled workers to fill jobs in the new economy. To help both potential
workers and employers, the Seattle Colleges developed Start Next Quarter (SNQ), a two-part initiative
designed to improve the success of dislocated workers who enroll in technical education programs. SNQ invites
prospective students to assess their eligibility for workforce funding online and connects them to a comprehensive
two-day college success workshop held at each campus. The workshops are based on a model developed at one of the
district campuses. Students who complete the workshop are more likely to complete their training programs and to
obtain jobs using their new skills. The project was developed in part through a grant from the League for Innovation,
funded by the Walmart Foundation Bright Futures project to serve displaced workers.
A Model for the Region
The Opportunity Center for Employment and Education at North Seattle College is a regional resource and
the first integrated service center of its kind in Washington state. Since the OCE&E opened its doors in spring 2011,
more than 40,000 people have come for one-stop help in finding a new job, career retraining or to sign up for public
assistance benefits. Founding partners were the state Departments of Social and Health Services and Employment
Security, the college, and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County. The campus and the new LEED
Gold Certified 45,000-square foot facility are in the heart of Seattle’s north end and close to a major transit hub.
House Speaker Frank Chopp and Rep. Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney (sponsor of the legislation and a former Seattle District trustee)
championed the OCE&E in the state legislature. The center aims to provide streamlined services in a positive environment,
helping clients succeed in the next stage of their lives.