Rights and Responsibilities

Students with disabilities have the right to:

  • An equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from courses, programs, services, and activities (including extracurricular activities) of the University.
  • Reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services.
  • Confidentiality: All information pertaining to a student’s disability will be kept confidential to the extent permitted by law and separate from other student records.  Disability-related information may be shared on a limited basis with University faculty and staff to provide accommodations and services, but only with the permission of the student or as otherwise permitted under the University’s student records policy and applicable federal laws.
  • Information available in accessible formats, including accessible instructional materials.

Students with disabilities have the responsibility to:

  • Meet qualifications and maintain essential standards for courses and programs.
  • Adhere to the University’s honor statement. Students suspected of academic dishonesty will be referred for disciplinary action. 
  • Inform ESDS of accommodation needs by submitting an online request form each semester.
  • Meet with ESDS staff for initial intake and provide appropriate and current documentation.
  • Work with ESDS, school liaison, and faculty regarding appropriate accommodations.
  • Present accommodation letter to faculty member (if applicable).
  • Discuss with the faculty member how the accommodations are going to be implemented and explain about the situation, particularly testing accommodations (if applicable). 
  • Inform ESDS of barriers to a successful education and equal access.
  • Provide ESDS with annual evaluation of services.