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Supporting Inclusive Practices in Colleges (SIP-C)

Supporting Inclusive Practices in Colleges (SIP-C)
Northern Arizona University
Supporting Inclusive Practices in Colleges (SIP-C)
912 W. Riordan Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5630
Program Contact Dr. Sakénya McDonald
Program Contact Email
Phone 928 523-0532
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

The Supporting Inclusive Practices in Colleges Program (SIP-C) advises, supports, and empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate and thrive in higher education experiences. We work closely with college campuses in northern Arizona through dedicated campus coordinators who assist students and their families to “set the bar high” for success. Educational coaches and peer mentors advise students at every stage beginning with enrolling in and funding college, pursuing appropriate and necessary on-campus services and resources, and transitioning from college to gainful employment and independent living. Our goal is to foster an atmosphere of inclusion, as such, support is individualized and and delivered to each student on a one-to-one basis. Students are also invited to attend on-campus events and participate in student clubs alongside their peer mentors and other SIP-C students. We partner with on-campus resources, such as Disability Resources and TRIO, to ensure students can access and receive direct support. We are able to assist students attending, or interested in attending, the following colleges/universities: Northern Arizona University, Mohave Community College, Northland Pioneer College, Navajo Technical University, Diné College, and Arizona Western College.

Program information submitted: January 12, 2023

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program:
  • Have graduated or exited from high school
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 29
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Trisomy 14, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 100.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 85.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $1200.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 100%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 20%
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 75-99%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
  • Study abroad
  • Fraternities/sororities
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation
  • College/University's Graduation