Responsibilities and Rights

Student Responsibilities and Rights

Students have the responsibility to:

  • Provide documentation that meets the University's documentation requirements.
  • The University is not required to provide accommodations until the student has provided sufficient documentation of the need for the accommodation.
  • Identify themselves as having a disability for which accommodations or assistance is required by meeting with Accessibility Services.
  • The University reserves the right to request additional documentation or testing to establish the need for a specific accommodation.
  • Provide Accessibility Services with a roster each semester, so that accommodation letters may be prepared for the student to give to each instructor.  Initiate timely requests for accommodations.                                                                                                                            
  • It is not necessary to inform faculty of the exact nature of the disability.
  • Meet the academic standards and requirements of the University and specific program.
  • Inform Accessibility Services if accommodations are not provided and needed.

Students have the right to:

  • Receive equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities offered by the University.
  • Receive reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids, as determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Refuse accommodations and/or services at any time without jeopardizing their rights to any future accommodations and/or services.
  • Expect that information regarding their disability and need for accommodations will be treated confidentially to the extent practicable by the University.