Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
At RRC we recognize that although coming to college and pursuing your career goals is a huge part of your life, you likely have many other things going on as well. You may have family/relationship problems, feelings of anxiety or depression, or you may experience some kind of personal crisis while you are a student. These types of personal issues can have a big impact on how you manage your academic life, and Counselling Services would like to offer understanding, support and guidance through these difficult times. We also want to see you succeed in your career goals and by better managing personal difficulties this is more possible.
By coming to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services you can receive guidance regarding academic concerns, underachievement in your studies, and assistance with career direction. There could be times when a student questions their program selection or has confusion about the goals they once were very certain about. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services can provide assistance in gaining more clarity and getting re-focused.
Students who have a documented hearing loss but may not need in-class services can also register with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services to discuss academic supports and accommodations they are eligible to receive.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing students are encouraged to connect with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services six months prior to consideration of attending classes so an assessment of communication needs can be completed. A minimum of three months’ notice prior to the first day of classes is strongly recommended in order to ensure ASL- English Interpreters and computerized note takers are available. Failure to meet this deadline will jeopardize our ability to arrange and provide the needed communication supports for academic success.
We greatly respect your right to privacy. Ensuring your privacy is an ethical obligation to you which all members of our department take very seriously. You should also fully understand the limitations of confidentiality regarding accommodations and disclosing information in order for you to make an informed decision.
Book an Appointment
Ensuring equal access to Deaf and hard of hearing students as well as academic success for students in post-secondary education is our priority. Red River College offers ASL-English interpreters or computerized note takers to support students who are Deaf or have a hearing loss. Deaf and Hard of Hearing services is responsible for the development and implementation of support services for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Academic advising, career exploration and referrals for personal counseling, tutoring, test accommodations are also provided.
Due to the high demand for services, it is strongly recommended that students book an appointment at least four months prior to the start of their study period to ensure accommodations are available.