Rights and Responsibilities

  • As a student with a disability, you have, by law, certain rights and responsibilities. In addition, the Disability Specialist and Faculty members have certain rights and responsibilities. Please review the rights and responsibilities listed below.

             
       

    Students have the right to:

    • Appropriate accommodations for their disability
    • Equal access to an education
    • Confidentiality
    • Equal and fair treatment

    Students have the responsibility to:

    • Be their own advocate
    • Disclose relevant information regarding their disability.
    • Initiate all services in a timely manner.
    • Schedule tutoring and exams in the Independent Learning Center (Building C, Room 236).
    • Meet each semester with the Disability Specialist to review your academic plan.
     
       
             
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    The Disability Specialist has the right and responsibility to:

    • Request appropriate documentation of a disability and need for accommodation.
    • Deny immediate requests for accommodations if the student has not honored timelines or
      given adequate notification of need.
    • Provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations.
    • Provide auxiliary aids and services as appropriate.
    • Inform faculty of medical/safety concerns.
    • Act as an advocate for students.
     
             
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    Faculty have the right and responsibility to:

    • Ask for verification of disability/eligibility from the Disability Specialist.
    • Consult with the Disability Specialist and ILC staff as appropriate to assist in providing
      reasonable and appropriate accommodations.
    • Expect students with disabilities to meet the same academic standards as their peers.
    • Provide classroom materials in alternative format when requested.
    • Work collaboratively with the Disability Specialist to provide appropriate and timely
      academic accommodations for their courses.
    • Provide accessible times that the student with a disability can meet to discuss academic  
      needs, accommodations and services.
    • Indicate time-allotted (time and one half) on tests sent to the ILC.