Counseling & Accessibility Services

Students may seek counseling for mental illness, depression, stress, anxiety, family and relationship difficulties, grief and loss, substance use, poor academic performance or a particular life situation.  Students may be referred to the counselor by any individual on campus who has observed changes in the student’s personal appearance, mood, or behavior. In situations where the students safety or others safety is in question, counselors will share information with key campus personnel and make referrals as necessary. In situations where a student would benefit from more intensive services, the student will be referred to a community based provider.

 

Please complete this survey upon receiving services from the Counseling & Disability Office at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology:

Counseling Services for TSCT Students

 

Students with Disabilities who wish to request accommodations are required to disclose to the Counselor/Disabilities Coordinator. It is recommended that students disclose before May 1 to allow time to arrange for accommodations, and to schedule a Transition Interview prior to the start of their first semester.  Specific documentation is required to document a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the 2009 Amendment Act. (ADAAA).  Documentation must be current, and provide evidence of a disability that affects a major life activity.  Further students may be diagnosed with a disability, but must also be “otherwise qualified” for their program of study. Otherwise qualified is defined by ADA as able to perform essential skills with or without accommodations.  Therefore, specific accommodations may be cited in provided documentation; but not considered reasonable, as accommodations in college may not alter the pace, content or essential skills required for a course or program of study.