FFCA(LEGAL) - STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES: STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS/COUNSELING
Students with Disabilities
A postsecondary education program or activity to which 34 C.F.R. Part 104, Subpart E applies shall provide personal academic or vocational counseling, guidance, or placement services to its students without discrimination on the basis of disability. The institution shall ensure that qualified students with disabilities are not counseled toward more restrictive career objectives than are students without disabilities and with similar interests and ability. This requirement does not preclude an institution from providing factual information about licensing and certification requirements that may present obstacles to persons with disabilities in their pursuit of particular careers. 34 C.F.R. 104.47(b)
Discrimination on the Basis of Sex
A recipient of federal funding shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of sex in the counseling or guidance of students or applicants for admission. 34 C.F.R. 106.36(a)
Mental Health Resources
Each institution to which Education Code 51.9193 applies, including each community college, shall:
- Create a web page on the institution's Internet website that is dedicated solely to information regarding the mental health resources available to students at the institution, regardless of whether the resources are provided by the institution, and includes the address of the nearest local mental health authority; and
- Maintain a conspicuous link on the institution's Internet website home page to the web page described at item 1.
Not later than August 1 of each year, the president or the president's designee of an institution to which this section applies shall certify to the Coordinating Board the institution's compliance with this section.
"Local mental health authority" means an entity to which the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) executive commissioner delegates the executive commissioner's authority and responsibility within a specified region for planning, policy development, coordination, including coordination with criminal justice entities, and resource development and allocation and for supervising and ensuring the provision of mental health services to persons with mental illness in the most appropriate and available setting to meet individual needs in one or more local service areas.
Education Code 51.9193; Health and Safety Code 531.002(13)