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Disability Services at Richmond Community College in Hamlet & Laurinburg, NC

At Richmond Community College, we strive to meet each of our students where they are, helping them find the tools to grow in their knowledge and skills. Our community college is equipped with the necessary resources to achieve this by offering students a variety of disability services in Hamlet and Laurinburg, NC.

As a part of our Student Services Department, the RCC Disability Services Coordinator, Debbie Spurlin, can help you reach your goals at our community college. Read through our Student Guide to Disability Services to get an idea of the accommodations we can make for you.

How the Disability Law & RCC Policy Applies to You

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act states: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Title II, Subpart B, §35.130 of the Americans with Disabilities Act states: “No qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any public entity.”

RCC recognizes a “qualified individual with a disability” as one who meets the federal definition of disabled. A person with a disability is defined under Title II as any person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual; has a record of such an impairment; or has been regarded as having such an impairment. Major life activities include the ability to care for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working.

RCC is committed to providing support and services to students with disabilities in Laurinburg and Hamlet, NC and to help them obtain a quality education and reach their goals. Accommodations are provided, as necessary, to help the student participate in and benefit from the programs and activities enjoyed by all at Richmond Community College.

Get in Touch with Our Disability Services Coordinator

Contact Debbie Spurlin at (910) 410-1867 or email her at dbspurlin@richmondcc.edu to ask any questions you have about Richmond Community College disability services. If you’re in need of our student disability services, you can fill out our Acknowledgement of Disability and Disabilities Services Intake forms. We also offer counseling and tutoring to all of our North Carolina students.

Richmond Community College has been serving the Richmond and Scotland County communities for 50 years with excellent education opportunities, including workforce development, college and career readiness programs, online classes and associate degrees in Hamlet and Laurinburg, NC.