INSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES REGARDING DISABILITY ACCESS

Adams State University, through the faculty and staff, has the right to:

  • establish essential functions, abilities, skills, knowledge and standards for employment, courses, programs, services, and activities and to evaluate students on this basis;
  • request and receive current documentation that supports requests for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services;
  • select among equally effective accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services;
  • deny a request for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services if the documentation demonstrates that they are not warranted or if the individual fails to provide appropriate documentation;
  • refuse an unreasonable accommodation, adjustment, or auxiliary aid or service or one that imposes an undue hardship or a fundamental alteration of a program or activity of the College.

Adams State University, through the faculty and staff, has the responsibility to:

  • provide information to people with disabilities in reasonable and accessible formats upon request;
  • evaluate each request for accommodation on an individual basis;
  • provide or arrange reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services for employment, courses, programs, services, and activities in the most integrated and appropriate settings;
  • maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication except where permitted or required by law.

Adams State University is not required to lower its standards. Federal law does require ASU to provide reasonable accommodations that afford an equal opportunity for students with disabilities.