Special Populations

Savannah Technical College’s Office of Special Populations coordinates support services that promote equity, enhance the educational experience, foster success, and contribute to the self-sufficiency of students who are members of special populations.

Complete the Self-Identification Disclosure Form at any time to declare your special population status. Paper forms are also available.


  • Resource Referrals
  • Personal and academic counseling
  • Workshops: academic, personal enrichment, and life skills seminars


Who is a Special Populations Student?


Student with Disabilities
An individual with a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working  (see Disabilities Services for more information)

Single Parent including single pregnant women

Displaced Homemaker
An individual who has been out of the job market for a period of time and now needs to return to work for financial reasons (separation or divorced from spouse or widowed)

Individual who is out of the workforce (unemployed) due to layoffs, relocation of the company, or downsizing

English Learners
Students for whom English is not their native language

Student preparing for a non-traditional career field
Examples: male nurses or female automotive technology students

Foster Care
A youth who is in, or who has aged out of, the foster care system

An individual who is currently experiencing homelessness or unstable residence

Armed Forces/Active Duty Dependent
Includes dependents/children of a parent who is an active-duty member of the armed forces

Economically Disadvantaged
– Individuals from an economically disadvantaged family, including low-income youth or adults and/or
– Individuals who receive TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and/or
– Recipients of the Federal Pell Grant.


Special Populations & Disability Services Coordinator

Phone: (912) 443-5717