Rights and Responsibilities
for Educational Access
STUDENT RIGHTS AND
|As a student with a disability you
have by law certain rights as summarized below. You have the right to:
- Appropriate accommodations
according to your disability.
- Equal access to an education.
- Equal and fair treatment.
|Along with these rights come
responsibilities. To receive services from the Center for Disability
Services, it is your responsibility to:
- Be your own advocate.
- Disclose pertinent information regarding
- Meet privately with faculty to discuss test
or class accommodation.
- Initiate all services in a timely manner.
- Schedule space for exams at the Disability
Office (S114) five days in advance.
- Meet regularly with staff from the Center
for Disability Services.
CENTER FOR DISABILITY SERVICES
OFFICE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
|The Center for Disability Services Office has certain rights and
responsibilities. It is the right of the center to:
- Ask students to meet with the director or
- 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
- Report to faculty any student caught
cheating or strongly suspected of academic misconduct.
|It is the responsibility of the Center for
Disability Services Office to:
- Provide reasonable and appropriate
accommodations by working with the student and faculty to ensure equal
- Provide auxiliary aids and services as
- Inform faculty of medical/safety concerns.
- Teach advocacy skills to students.
- Act as mediator or advocate for students
FACULTY RIGHTS AND
|The faculty has certain rights and responsibilities as well. The faculty
has the right to:
- Ask for verification of
disability/eligibility from the Center for Disability Services.
- Consult with the Center for Disability
Services' staff as appropriate
to assist in providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations.
- Expect students with disabilities to meet
the same academic standards as their peers.
- Expect that the Center for Disability
Services will use appropriate
test security measures to protect the integrity of exams given.
It is the responsibility of the faculty to:
- Meet with students confidentially to discuss
- Provide classroom materials in alternative
format when requested. (This may require consultation and/or coordination
with the Center for Disability Services' staff.)
- Work collaboratively with the Center for
Disability Services office
in providing appropriate and timely academic accommodations for their
- Provide accessible times that the student
with a disability can meet to discuss academic needs, accommodations, and
- Indicate time-allotted (i.e., time and one
half, double time) on tests sent to the Testing Center.