2021-2022 Catalog

Persons with Disabilities

BCC recognizes the multitude of barriers that confront persons with disabilities in access to both employment and education. Consistent with state and federal statutes that affirm and protect the equal opportunity right of persons with disabilities, the College has adopted a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. In all matters of employment, disabled persons will receive full and fair consideration.

The College will take measures to ensure equal opportunity in all areas of employment including recruitment, selection, upgrading, opportunities for training and development, rate of compensation, benefits and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Reasonable accommodations will be afforded to any qualified disabled employee to enable such employee to perform the essential duties of the job. Reasonable accommodations will also be afforded disabled applicants for employment to enable them to adequately pursue a candidacy for any available position. Any reasonable accommodations provided by Berkshire Community College will be provided to the extent that such accommodations do not impose any undue hardship on the College.

Specific efforts will be undertaken by the College to ensure equal opportunity for disabled persons. It is recognized that all facilities at the College may not be available and accessible at a particular time. A copy of the full policy is available in the offices of the Dean for Student Affairs and the Vice President for Human Resources.