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Rights and Responsibilities


College Student's Rights and Responsibilities

Every otherwise qualified student with a documented disability has the following rights:

  1. Equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities available through the college or
  2. Reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids determined by
    the institution on a case by case and/or course by course basis.
  3. Appropriate confidentiality of all information pertaining to the disability with the choice of to whom to
    disclose the disability, except as required by law.
  4. Information reasonably available in accessible formats.

Every otherwise qualified student with a disability has the responsibility to:

  1. Meet the requisite qualifications and essential technical standards; both academic and institutional,
    including the student code of conduct.
  2. Identify him/herself in a timely manner as an individual with a disability when requesting an accommodation
    from the appropriate service provider.
  3. Provide documentation from a qualified source that verifies the nature of the disability, functional
    limitations, and the need for specific accommodations.
  4. Follow specific procedures for obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic
    adjustments and services.

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