Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students with disability have right to: 

  • Reasonable Accommodations, applicable academic modifications, support aides and services as necessary.
  • Confidentiality, university adheres to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) relating to  disability information; unless otherwise required or permitted by law.
  • Equal access to courses, programs and activities.

Students with disabilities have the responsibility to:

  • Meet all university academic requirements.
  • Self-identify and disclose their disability to Accessibility Services Office, if accommodations are requested. Accommodations are not retroactive, so it is recommended students begin process as early as possible.
  • Submit required documentation of disability.
  • Schedule meetings with their faculty to discuss approved  accommodations provided by Accessibility  Services.


University has the right to:

  • Develop and maintain requirements and standards for admission to the University and for participation in its course, programs, and activities.
  • Request up to date, pertinent documentation that verifies disability and need for accommodations.
  • Decide reasonable accommodations.

Decline a request for accommodations:

  • If student does not provide up to date pertinent information that substantiates disability and need for accommodations.
  • If the request is for retroactive accommodations.
  • If request requires a fundamental change to a course, program or activity.
  • If request would cause an undue financial burden on the University.

University has the duty to:

  1. Make certain that admissions policies and procedures are non-discriminatory with regard to students with disability
  • Verify that programs, activities and services, in their entirety, are accessible.
  • Supply reasonable accommodations, academic modifications, supportive aids and services in a timely manner.
  • Safeguard disability information