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SMC|Student Services|Disability Resources|A Message from the President

A Message from the President

Dear Colleague,

Santa Monica College prides itself on its diversity and its commitment to ensuring that, as our Mission Statement says, "individuals should develop to their full potential."

To live up to that mission we must strive to meet our individual students' special needs. This does not mean special treatment. It means a commitment to equal opportunity for all students.

This excellent resource guide is a detailed yet concise manual on our responsibilities and the procedures to ensure equal opportunity for our disabled students. It is invaluable in guiding faculty and all employees on the varied nature of disabilities, the laws that apply to disabled students, and practical methods to handle the sometimes complex accompanying issues.

Please read this guide. Use it. And take its messages to heart.