Disability Support Services

The mission of Disability Support Services is to ensure that all students with a documented disability are provided equal access to academic and extra-curricular programs at Sauk Valley Community College. Disability Support Services and Sauk Valley Community College embrace and promote a diverse culture amidst students, staff, faculty and administration.

- Ensure that students are granted equal access to activities and programs at Sauk Valley Community College.
- Engage in an individualized and interactive process with each student registered with Disability Support Services to determine appropriate and reasonable accommodations that effectively meet the student's needs.
- Promote Sauk Valley Community College to district students with disabilities as an option for post-secondary education and career advancement. 

Disability Support Services provides coordination of services for students with disabilities in their educational and career pursuits while attending SVCC.  The Director acts as a liaison with faculty, staff and referral agencies to support the student's academic goals.  In order to receive academic accommodations, students must meet with the Director each semester.

Students requesting accommodations for documented disabilities are encouraged to contact Disability Support Services early in their enrollment planning. Accommodations are not retroactive.  Eligibility and registration for accommodations is independent from registration for classes.

Office Hours

Fall / Spring Hours

Mon - Thu
8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 2:00pm

Mondays through Thursdays: Appointment options include in-person, Google Meet and telephone.

Fridays: Appointment options include Google Meet and telephone (no in-person available).

Summer Hours

Mon - Thu
7:00am - 5:00pm

Contact Information

Room Number:

Staff Listing

Geiseman, Sandra  D.Director of Disability Support Services815-835-6 246
or ext. 246
1F27sandra.d.geiseman@ svcc.edu
Huffman, Mary  M.Disability Support Services Assistant815-835-6 220
or ext. 220
1F25mary.m.huffman@ svcc.edu
Jensen, Paul  D.Tutoring Instructional Assistant - Disability Servicespaul.jensen@ svcc.edu
Johnson, Brian  D.Learning Commons Disability Instructional Specialistbrian.d.johnson@ svcc.edu