Student Access and Counseling

The mission of tvcc's student access and counseling department is to facilitate equal access to all tvcc services and programs for protected students and to provide counseling for personal, emotional, and adjustment issues, all in a safe and inclusive environment.

Student Access 

TVCC provides equal opportunities for academically qualified students with documented disabilities and ensures access to a wide variety of resources and programs, regardless of their instructional location or mode of delivery.

The College makes accommodations for students with qualifying disabilities such as moving classes to accessible locations, allowing the use of tape recorders and sign language interpreters, the use of educational auxiliary aids, and making special testing arrangements. All approved accommodations comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. TVCC makes reasonable accommodations for qualified students with a diagnosed physical, mental, and/or learning disability who have been admitted to the College and request accommodations.

A Request for Accommodations Form must be completed prior to any approval. It is recommended that the form be filled out the beginning of each semester. However, students can request accommodations anytime during the semester.  Appropriate physical or psycho-educational documentation or rehabilitation agency referral must be submitted before any accommodations can be arranged. This documentation and/or referral must clearly document the disability and support the need for accommodation.  For any accommodations that require prior arrangement, such as ASL interpreters, a student should submit the Request for Accommodations form at least four weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which enrollment is anticipated. 

Additional information regarding student access is available in the TVCC Students with Disabilities Handbook located on the Student Access and Counseling webpage.  For more information on policies related to accommodations at Trinity Valley Community College, please visit the Student Access and Counseling webpage

All students are expected to abide by the Student Code of Conduct as outlined in the Student Handbook. The Athens campus student access office is located on the third floor of the Baugh Technology Center in room 323.  Contact information for the disability coordinator at each of the campuses is as follows:

Email contact:

Phone contact: 

Athens: 903-675-6224
Palestine: 903-675-6224
Terrell: 903-563-9573 ext. 4903 or 4904
Terrell Health Science Center: 903-675-6224


Trinity Valley Community College takes the mental health and wellness of all students very seriously.  Mental health and personal counseling is available to all enrolled TVCC students.  This service is free and confidential for all currently enrolled TVCC students. Students who are experiencing personal issues, test anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues will have access to a licensed counselor.  The counselor is located inside the Student Access and Counseling department on the third floor of the Baugh Technology Building.  A list of the LMHA's is located here local mental health authorities.  For more information regarding this service, or to make an appointment for counseling, please use the contact information below. 

To request an appointment:

Email contact:

Phone contact: