Disability Services

Contact Information

Angie Palsak,
Executive Director of Student Services

800-456-8675, ext. 1310
Email: spops@swmich.edu

Access for Deaf, Hearing Impaired or Speech Impaired

  • Michigan Relay Services
    Phone: 800-649-3777
  • Indiana Relay Services
    Phone: 800-743-3333

Please Note: You can dial 711 for the local relay service for any state.

Southwestern Michigan College supports students with documented disabilities through the Special Populations office. Students who have a disability may benefit from services such as tutoring, testing accommodations, adaptive equipment, assistive technology, advocacy, problem resolution, and referrals to community agencies.

To receive these services students should contact a Special Populations advisor, schedule an appointment, and provide current documentation of need or disability.

The U.S. Office of Civil Rights (OCR) enforces Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. Southwestern Michigan College is required to provide appropriate academic accommodations as necessary to ensure that it does not discriminate on the basis of disability and provide equal access to educational opportunities. Students with disabilities must meet the same academic and behavioral standards as non-disabled students.