Disability Services

Student Rights & Responsibilities

Every student with a documented disability has the right to:

  • Equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities available through the University.
  • Reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Appropriate confidentiality of all information pertaining to his/her disability with the choice of whom to disclose their disability to except as required by law.
  • Information reasonably available in accessible formats.

Every student with a disability has the responsibility to:

  • Meet the College’s qualifications and essential technical, academic, and institutional standards.
  • Identify themselves in a timely manner as an individual with a disability when seeking an accommodation.
  • Provide documentation from an appropriate professional source that verifies the nature of the disability, functional limitations, and the need for specific accommodations.
  • Follow specific procedures for obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids.

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities in Working with Students with Disabilities

As a faculty member you have the right to:

  • Maintain the academic standards of your classroom and/or program.
  • Verify that a student has a documented disability with the Student Success Center.
  • Be given adequate notification of the needed accommodation.
  • Choose between appropriate accommodations when a choice exists.
  • Disagree with an accommodation and file a grievance. You must still provide the accommodation until the grievance is resolved.

As a faculty member you have the responsibility to:

  • Include the ADA statement on each course syllabus.
  • Provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids for students with disabilities upon a timely request by a student.
  • Ensure that all activities related to the experience of the course are accessible to all students.
  • Determine the conditions under which the exam is to be administered and assure the timely delivery of the exam along with all necessary materials to the Student Success Center.
  • Consult with the student with regard to appropriate accommodations.
  • Discuss with the Student Success Center any concerns related to an accommodation or arrangements that have been requested by a student.
  • Evaluate students on their abilities, not their disabilities.
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication concerning students with disabilities except where disclosure is required by law or authorized by the student