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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.
  • Confidentiality.
  • 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.


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.