STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
As a student with a disability 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 ACCESS Office, it is your responsibility to:
- Be your own advocate.
- Disclose pertinent information regarding your disability.
- Meet privately with faculty to discuss test or course accommodations.
- Remind faculty about any testing accommodations before each exam.
- Schedule exams with the ACCESS Office two days in advance.
- Work directly with faculty in the event of disability related absences during the semester.
- Initiate all services in a timely manner.
- Meet regularly with an advisor from the ACCESS Office.
THE ACCESS OFFICE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
It is the right of the ACCESS Office to:
- Request a meeting with the student, as well as with other College personnel.
- Require 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.
- Report to faculty and Dean of Students, any student caught cheating or strongly suspected of academic misconduct.
It is the responsibility of the ACCESS Office to:
- Provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations by working with the student and faculty to ensure equal access.
- Provide auxiliary aids and services with appropriate accommodation approval.
- Inform faculty of medical and/or safety concerns.
- Teach advocacy skills to students.
- Act as mediator or advocate for students when appropriate.