STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES REGARDING DISABILITY ACCESS

Students with disabilities have the right to:

  • an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from employment, courses, programs, services, and activities offered through the College;
  • receive reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services;
  • information, reasonably available in accessible formats.

Students with disabilities have the responsibility to:

  • meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for employment, courses, programs, services, and activities;
  • self-identify as an individual with a disability when an accommodation is needed, and to seek information, counsel, and assistance as necessary;
  • provide documentation from an appropriate professional source that verifies the disability and the need for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services;
  • follow published procedures for obtaining information, services, and reasonable accommodations.

Accommodations are subject to adjustment. The initial accommodation determination of the Affirmative Action Officer may be modified for any number of reasons. Some common reasons for changing the initial accommodation determination are:

  • the faculty member teaching the course determines that providing the accommodation would fundamentally alter an essential element of the course;
  • the student tries the accommodation and it is not effective;
  • the student requests a different accommodation, provided it is reasonable and appropriate;
  • the Student Support Services or Grizzly Testing and Learning Center staff substitutes an equally effective accommodation.