Equal access to courses, programs, services, facilities and activities offered through the university.
An equal opportunity to learn.
Reasonable and appropriate accommodations and academic adjustments with the goal of aiding students with challenges they face, due to institutional barriers.
Respect and courtesy.
Meet the university’s qualifications and essential technical, academic and institutional standards.
Request accommodations in a timely manner.
Provide proper documentation that confirms your disability, identifies functional limitations and provides support for the requested accommodations.
Follow the specific procedures for requesting and obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations.
Provide for personal independent living needs or other personal disability-related needs.
Meet with faculty and request assistance through other campus resources.
Abide by the university’s standards and guidelines for behavior and academic integrity.
Treat all university staff and faculty with respect and courtesy.
Disability Center's Rights
Request current, appropriate and comprehensive documentation completed by an appropriate professional that supports a request for reasonable accommodations/academic adjustments.
With the student’s signed consent, discuss a student’s need for reasonable accommodations/academic adjustments with the professional who provides the documentation — with the goal to clarify information provided within documentation to establish need for accommodations.
Identify the most appropriate or equally effective accommodations/academic adjustments through discussion with the student.
Deny a request for accommodations/academic adjustments if the documentation does not identify a specific disability, fails to verify the need for requested services, or is not provided in a timely manner.
Refuse an accommodation or academic adjustment that imposes a fundamental alteration of a program or activity of the university, poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, or poses an undue financial or administrative burden on the university.
Disability Center's Responsibilities
Ensure that all programs, courses and services through the university, when viewed in their entirety, are offered in the most integrated and appropriate setting.
Provide information regarding policies and procedures to students with disabilities and ensure its availability in accessible formats upon request.
Provide or arrange for reasonable and appropriate accommodations/academic adjustments for students with disabilities on an individualized basis upon request, with documentation verification.
Maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication concerning students with disabilities except where disclosure is permitted or required by law or is authorized by the student.