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Accessibility Guide


Hennepin Technical College is committed to embracing diversity, fostering inclusiveness, and advancing equity.  As part of this commitment, we have created this Accessibility Guide, a compiled guide to policies, programs, and physical spaces pertaining to inclusion here at the college.

All-Gender Restroom

The all-gender restroom is a restroom that any person can use, regardless of gender.  There is one all-gender restroom on each campus, across the hallway from the D100 Faculty Offices.

CARE Resource Closet

The CARE Resource Closet is free for students and provides personal hygiene items at the Main Entrance front desk at each campus.  Students can contact faculty or staff for assistance; item availability may vary.

Personal hygiene items available: 
Toothpaste Soaps Shaving Cream
Toothbrushes Shampoo Razors
Dental Floss Shower Gel Tampons
Mouthwash Conditioner Pads
Deodorant Lotion Diapers

Eden Prairie campus offers additional resources through a partnership with PROP (People Reaching Out to People).  If students state they are hungry or have missed a meal, they can go to any of the following locations to receive a free breakfast biscuit or protein bar:
  • Security
  • Library
  • Testing Center
  • Enrollment Services front desk
  • Centers for Student Achievement
  • Jese Ledbetter in Student Life

Change of Designated Gender Marker

All students self-report their gender when applying to Hennepin Technical College.  If a student wishes to change their designated gender at any time, for any reason, the student can complete the Student Information Change Form and submit it to the Enrollment Services desk at either campus.  No explanation or proof of legal gender marker is needed.  Students must show a photo ID to verify their identity.  At this time, we are only able to support binary genders: male or female.  This is a limitation through the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Office and the current record-keeping software.  We value student feedback and are working to widen the gender options.

Disability Services

The Disability Services Offices assists students, faculty, and staff to provide access to our programs, services, and activities. The Disability Services website includes links to disability law, disability policies and procedures, information for parents, information for students, resources and links, and services for Deaf students.
  • Michelle Obergfoll, Associate Director of Academic Support Programs, Room G243 (Brooklyn Park campus) and Room 150 (Eden Prairie campus)

Immigrant & Refugee Resources

Because we welcome immigrant and refugee students, we have created a collection of Immigrant and Refugee Resources.  In addition to our Guide to Supporting Safe and Inclusive Campus Climates, we also provide referrals to community resources for DACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Free Legal Clinics.

International Students

We welcome International Students and have many resources to help International Students achieve success.  Please check our International Admissions Requirements for resources on the application process.  

Lactation Space

We support and accommodate pregnant and parenting students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (June 2013) from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.  As part of our Pregnant and Parenting Rights resources, we offer a Lactation Space at each campus, available from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday:
  • Brooklyn Park campus: Room H209
  • Eden Prairie campus: Room D102 (inside D Pod)

Preferred Name Policy

In keeping with Minnesota State Colleges & Universities Preferred Name policy, we offer the Preferred Name Request.  This form allows students to designate a preferred name to be used in all college records (with the exception of federally-maintained records, such as transcript and financial aid).  The preferred name will be reflected on student ID cards, faculty rosters, D2L, eServices, and any awards earned.

Reflection Room​

The Reflection Room is a quiet space students, faculty, and staff may use for quiet, personal reflection.  Please be respectful of other individuals who are using the space.  We offer a Reflection Space at each campus, with a schedule that changes each semester.

Days Time Location Room

Monday-Friday
 

8:00am - 4:00pm

Brooklyn Park and
Eden Prairie Campuses
See Reference Desk in Library
Monday-Friday Arranged Law Enforcement See receptionist in LECJEC

Scholarships

HTC offers several scholarships.  Students can check the Apply for Scholarships web page to obtain a list of the available scholarships and their deadlines.  The site also has information on how to search for external scholarships and avoid scholarship scams.  Students needing additional help applying for scholarships can visit the Financial Aid Office (located in Enrollment Services at each campus).

Title IX and Nondiscrimination

Title IX is a law that states no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Nondiscrimination Coordinators             

FOR EMPLOYEES
Vice President of Human Resources, Mary Beth Christenson-Jones, Room C124 (Brooklyn Park), 763-488-2525

Affirmative Action Officer and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Daniel LeGuen-Schmidt, Room C120 (Brooklyn Park), 763-488-2406

ADA Coordinator, Paula Caspers, Room C130-C (Brooklyn Park), 952-995-1487

FOR STUDENTS

Vice President of Student Affairs, Jessica Lauritsen, Room F153 (Brooklyn Park) & Room F151 (Eden Prairie), 763-488-2605

Associate Director of Academic Support Programs/Disability Services and Title IX Coordinator, Michelle Obergfoll, Room G243 (Brooklyn Park) & E150 (Eden Prairie), 763-488-2477


TRIO

TRIO is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support underrepresented students in their pursuit of a college degree.  TRIO programs provide direct support services for students to successfully complete their Associate's degree.  The long-term goal of TRIO is to assist students in the completion of a Bachelor's degree.  For more information and to apply, please visit the TRIO Student Support Services web page.
  • Brooklyn Park campus: Room F130
  • Eden Prairie campus: Room F130

Tutoring

Our Centers for Student Achievement (CSAs) are the Learning Resource (LRC), Math, and Writing Centers.  The centers offer free tutoring to registered students on a drop-in basis or by appointment. The centers are staffed by professional tutors and trained peer tutors.  Individual and group sessions are available, along with workshops.
Learning Resource Centers
  • Brooklyn Park campus: Room G241
  • Eden Prairie campus: Room E150
Math Centers
  • Brooklyn Park campus: Room G227
  • Eden Prairie campus: Room E150
Writing Centers
  • Brooklyn Park campus: Room G221
  • Eden Prairie campus: Room E150

​Veterans Resource Centers

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is a center for veterans, current or former military personnel, and their family members or significant others.  Veterans can get information on benefits, relax between classes, use computers, study, or just get together and talk.  We also offer a Veterans Club on each campus.
  • ​Brooklyn Park campus: Room H165, (763) 488-2529, vrc-bp@hennepintech.edu
  • Eden Prairie campus: Room H160, (952) 995-1509, vrc-ep@hennepintech.edu