Disability Services

It is the policy of Mountain State College that there shall be no discrimination against any individual in educational or employment opportunities because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, veteran status, or disability. Also there shall be no discrimination because of age except in compliance with requirements of retirement plans or state and federal laws and guidelines. The Director monitors hiring of faculty and staff, advises students and employees about college policies and procedures regarding nondiscrimination, investigates complaints of discrimination, and seeks to foster a climate that encourages the full realization of the College’s mission.

Individuals with disabilities should notify the Director of Student Services before classes begin to discuss individual needs.  Documentation may be required.  Mountain State College will make every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the individual.

Anyone with a concern about possible discrimination or harassment is encouraged to contact Judith Sutton; her office is located in the main office at 1508 Spring Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101 or you may call (304) 485-5487 to schedule an appointment. Complaints of discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities may also be referred to:

Office for Civil Rights, Philadelphia Office Telephone: (215) 656-8541
U.S. Department of Education Facsimile: (215) 656-8605
The Wanamaker Building TDD: (215) 656-8604
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515 Philadelphia, PA 19107

Email: ocr.philadelphia@ed.gov In coordinating services for persons with disabilities, the Director advises employees and students about specific resources available at Mountain State College.