Privacy Notification

The Disability Resource Center respects your right to privacy and protects the confidentiality of your disability-related documentation. We are legally bound by the Family Educational and Privacy Act (FERPA) and as such, we do not share your files or specific information about your disability, unless there is a specific need to know.

Some examples of "need to know" include the following:

  1. We may need to release or share information with a college administrator if we are concerned about your health and safety or the health and safety of others.
  2. We may need to release your records if you file a grievance with the College or if we receive a subpoena from the courts.
  3. Sometimes, we may need to disclose information about the specific nature of your disability with your professors, tutors, success coach, or advisor in order to identify an effective accommodation, learning strategy, or support service, and/or to advocate on your behalf.

The College will only share your disability-related information using the level of "need to know" to support your academic experience, safety related matter or by legal mandate.

Your degree and transcript will not reflect your affiliation with our office or any accommodations you receive.

Notice of Grievance

If you are not satisfied with the services you receive, you have the right to file a formal grievance by sending your request in writing to the Dean of Students Office or to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services. Berkshire Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service, and national origin in its education programs or employment. All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504 by calling 413-236-1022.