Rights and Responsibilities
Every student with a documented disability has the following rights:
- Reasonable access to courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities available through the College.
- Reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids determined on a case-by-case basis.
- Appropriate confidentiality pertaining to his/her disability.
Every student with a disability has the responsibility to:
- Meet the College's qualifications and essential technical, academic, and institutional standards.
- Identify in advance the need for accommodation.
- Provide complete and appropriate documentation as described in the Documentation Guidelines section.
- Follow specific procedures for obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids.
Upon rare occasion, agreement about reasonable accommodation cannot be reached. In such cases, the following steps should be followed:
- The student or College member should contact the DSS Coordinator on their campus. The DSS Coordinator will attempt to facilitate a mutually acceptable accommodation agreement.
- If no acceptable agreement can be reached, the request for reconsideration will be forwarded to the Assistant Dean, College Support Programs for review and resolution.
- If no acceptable agreement is reached at this level, the issue will be submitted to the Associate Dean, Office of Opportunity and Outreach and/or the Vice-President for Student Affairs.
- The Associate Dean and/or Vice President will review the information received, request additional information if necessary, and make a final decision.
- The Vice President will transmit a decision to the student, the College member and the Assistant Dean, College Support Programs.
- Should the resolution prove unsatisfactory, the student or college member may contact the College’s ADA/504 Coordinator.
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