Non-discrimination Policy

East Los Angeles College, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and LACCD policy, prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, race, national origin, religious creed, marital status, disability/medical condition (cancer related), age (40 & above) or status as a veteran or special disabled veteran. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admission, access, and treatment in all College programs and activities.

Students who feel that they have been discriminated against, or who wish to discuss incidents of discrimination, may contact the LACCD Regional Equity & Title IX Officer and Dean, Angelica Toledo at toledoa@elac.edu.

Statement of Policy

East Los Angeles College is committed to providing accommodations to students with disabilities to ensure that its educational programs and activities do not discriminate or have the effect of discriminating against persons with disabilities in accordance with Federal and State law and College policy. Academic requirements that are justifiably essential to a student’s program of instruction are not considered discriminatory. Students with documented disabilities are entitled to receive approved modifications, accommodations, or auxiliary aids which will enable them to participate in and benefit from all educational programs and activities on the East Los Angeles College campus.

Services for Students with Diversabilities

East Los Angeles College provides support services for students with mobility limitations, learning disabilities, hearing or visual impairments, and other disabilities. The Diversabilities Support Program and Services provides specialized services that are available to help students plan an East Los Angeles College experience to meet their individual needs. They assist students in making personal, academic, and vocational choices, and show how best to utilize campus facilities. Prior to receiving this assistance, documentation verifying a student’s disability from a qualified professional source must be submitted to DSPS whose disability specialists will determine the nature of accommodations in instruction and testing that will be required by the student. In compliance with LACCD and East Los Angeles College policy, students with disabilities may be found eligible for one or more of the following services, depending upon the established needs of the students and available funding:

  1. Diagnostic Assessment to determine functional, educational, or employment levels or to verify specific disabilities.
  2. On-campus mobility assistance to and from college courses and educational activities.
  3. Disability-related counseling and advising, including specialized academic, vocational, personal and peer counseling.
  4. Interpreter services including manual and oral interpreting for hearing impaired students.
  5. Test taking facilitation, including adapting tests for and proctoring test taking by, students with disabilities.
  6. Liaisons with campus and community agencies, including referral and follow up services to these agencies on behalf of students.
  7. Supplemental specialized orientation to acquaint students with the campus environment

Complaint Procedures for Failure to Accommodate

If a student is eligible to receive reasonable accommodation at East Los Angeles College, the departments and faculty members are legally bound to make such accommodations. Students with disabilities, who believe that they are not receiving appropriate accommodations or that they are being discriminated against because of their disability, may contact the DSPS staff or their assigned disability specialist for assistance. If the issue is not resolved, the student should contact the College Ombudsperson ombuds@elac.edu