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