Special Services

This is who we are:

Greetings from your special services team:

Eben Risper

Eben Risper, eben.risper@sctech.edu
Assistant Director of Student Support Services
Special Populations
Title IX/Equity Coordinator
Serving Students on Griffin Campus, Butts County, Henry County, and Jasper County Centers
Telephone number: 770-228-7382

Teresa Brooks

Teresa Brooks, teresa.brooks@sctech.edu
Special Services Coordinator/Sign Language Interpreter
ADA/504 Coordinator
Serving Students on Griffin Campus, Butts County, Henry County, and Jasper County Centers
Telephone number: 770-228-7258

Mary Jackson

Mary Jackson, mary.jackson@sctech.edu
Special Services Coordinator
Special Populations and Disabilities
Title IX/Equity and ADA/504 Coordinator
Serving Students on Flint River Campus
Telephone number: 706-646-6224

This is what we do:

Special Services provides assurances that individuals who are members of Special Populations will be provided with equal access to recruitment, enrollment, career services activities and the full range of technical education programs and activities.

Special Populations Students are:

  • Individuals with Disabilities
  • Individuals from Economically Disadvantaged Families, including Low-income Youth and Adults (Receiving PELL, WIOA, TANF, Vocational Rehabilitation, ETC)
  • Individuals Preparing for Non-traditional Fields (A student in a non-traditional program who has chosen to enter training for a field that is dominated by persons of the opposite sex, such as a male in nursing or a female in automotive technology)
  • Single Parent, including Single Pregnant Women (A person who has primary or joint custody of a dependent child. May be divorced, widowed, legally separated, never married, or a person who is single and pregnant.)
  • Out-Of-Workforce Individuals (A person who has not been employed outside of the home, recently suffered loss of income, or recently lost a spouse/partner)
  • English Learners (Primary language is not English or limited ability to write or understand English)
  • Homeless Individuals
  • Youth Who Are In or Have Aged out of the Foster Care System
  • Youth with Parents on Active Duty in the Armed Forces

Special Population Survey (Submit to eben.risper@sctech.edu, serving Griffin, Butts, Henry, Jasper,  mary.jackson@sctech.edu, serving Upson)

This is why you would come to us:

This is how we can help you:

  • One-on-one Needs Assessment
  • Classroom Presentations
  • Life Management Skills
  • Textbooks, Program Tools and Equipment Assistance
  • Tutoring Referrals
  • Tiger’s Assistance Program/TAP – Services are provided at no cost and are confidential.  ESPYR can help solve a full range of challenges, as well as day-to-day needs. For more information, please visit the TAP website at www.espyr.com or call 1-866-734-5890.
  • Academic Coaching
  • Non-traditional Support Groups
  • College Survival Skills
  • Voices for Change:
    Get InclusiveAs part of our federal compliance mandate to address Title IX and comprehensive prevention efforts for college students Southern Crescent Technical College has partnered with Get Inclusive to present the course Voices for Change to all students.Voices for Change focuses on: Consent and Sexual Violence (Title IX), Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Hazing and Intimidation. Research says that people learn better when they take time to reflect on what they’re learning, Get Inclusive designed this course to give you time to apply the concepts to your own life and consider the effects of certain behaviors on you and those around you.Student Review: Voices for ChangeAll survey responses are confidential; the school will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see any individual student’s answers. 

Equity Statement

As set forth in full in its Course Catalog/Student Handbook, Southern Crescent Technical College is an Equal Opportunity Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law).  The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Title IX/Equity Coordinator (Griffin Campus, Henry Campus, Butts County Center and the Jasper County Center) Eben Risper, Assistant Director of Student Support Services, Griffin Campus, Building 100, Office 102, 501 Varsity Road, Griffin, GA 30223, (770)228-7382, eben.risper@sctech.edu; ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (Griffin Campus, Henry Campus, Butts County Center and the Jasper County Center) Teresa Brooks, Griffin Campus, Building 100, Office 103, 501 Varsity Road, Griffin, GA 30223, (770)228-7258, teresa.brooks@sctech.edu; Title IX/Equity and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator, Mary Jackson, Flint River Campus, Building A, Office 252, 1533 Highway 19 South, Thomaston, GA 30286, (706)646-6224, mary.jackson@sctech.edu.  Any complaints filed against the Title IX/ Equity Coordinator or ADA/Section 504 Coordinator on any campus/center shall be handled by Xenia Johns, Vice President for Student Affairs, Building 200, Office 115, 501 Varsity Road, Griffin, GA 30223, (770)228-7348, xenia.johns@sctech.edu.