Empowering students with disabilities to enable equal access to an education at Joliet Junior College
Student Accommodations and Resources (StAR) is the office designated by the college to support students with disabilities under Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. StAR arranges accommodations for eligible students, and assists college administration, faculty, and staff to provide required accommodations.
Students who wish to apply for accommodations through the StAR Department must first provide the necessary documentation of their disability. An Intake appointment will be scheduled once the documentation is approved. See our Documentation page to ensure the documentation requirements are met. Please see our Prospective Students page for clarification of the intake process and to access the Request to Review Documentation form (please use Internet Explorer as your web browser).
Student Accommodations and Resources (StAR) is committed to providing academic support to students with documented disabilities. StAR is the office designated by Joliet Junior College to provide ADA/504 accommodations based on the students' educational needs as demonstrated by appropriate documentation. StAR encourages individuals to become self-advocates and independent learners by assisting students to understand their abilities, to utilize their strengths in order to maximize their learning, and to take responsibility for their learning.
Eligibility for StAR Services
To be eligible for disability services, students must register with StAR and provide documentation of disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Disability is defined as:
- A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as walking, standing, seeing, speaking, hearing, sitting, breathing, reading, learning, thinking, performing manual tasks, or taking care of oneself.
- Has a record of such impairment or is perceived as having such impairment.