Special Populations Services are available to support and serve students who are from economically disadvantaged families, including foster children, preparing for non-traditional fields, limited English proficient, single parents, including single pregnant women, displaced homemakers, or disabled individual.
An economically disadvantaged student is an individual receiving PELL, WIA, TANF, Vocational Rehabilitation, etc.
A student in a non-traditional program is a student who has chosen to enter training in a field that is dominated by persons of the opposite gender, such as, a male in nursing, or a female in automotive technology.
Limited English proficient students do not use English as their primary language or has limited ability to write or understand English.
A single parent student is an individual who is unmarried or legally separated from a spouse and has a minor child or children for whom the parent has either custody or joint custody.
A displaced homemaker is an adult, who is divorced, widowed, separated or has a disabled spouse and is unemployed or underemployed. The displaced homemaker is also one who has worked primarily without pay to care for a home and family and for this reason has diminished marketable skills.
Special Populations Services offer a wide range of support services that may include admissions and career counseling, assessments, textbook lending, tutoring, mentoring, and community resource referrals. The program also offers workshops and seminars that deal with life management issues, academic preparation and career testing, and exploration. For more information contact the Assistant Director of Student Support Services, Griffin Campus, 501 Varsity Road, Griffin, Georgia 30223, (770)228.7382 or Special Services Coordinator, Flint River Campus, 1533 Hwy. 19S, Thomaston, GA 30286, (706)646.6224.
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Individuals Responsible for Addressing Complaints
Any complaints filed against the Title IX/ Equity Coordinator or ADA/Section 504 Coordinator on any campus/center shall be handled by the Vice President for Student Affairs, Griffin Campus, 501 Varsity Road, Griffin, GA 30223. (770) 228-7348.