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Student Responsibility


Students have the RIGHT to:

  • Confidentiality

  • Receive reasonable and appropriate accommodations in a timely and respectful manner from faculty and the Office of Student Advocacy and Parent Support. Students should have the opportunity to meet privately with faculty to discuss their needs.

Students have the RESPONSIBILITY to:

  • Provide the appropriate medical documentation to help determine reasonable accommodation. Office of Student Advocacy and Parent Support is not responsible for contacting your physician to make the request.

  • Communicate with faculty about their accommodations.

  • Initiate request for specific accommodations in a timely manner, preferably at the beginning of the semester or as soon after registering with the Office of Student Advocacy and Parent Support as possible.

  • Follow procedures with the Office of Student Advocacy and Parent Support and faculty in order to receive appropriate accommodations.

  • Notify the Office of Student Advocacy and Parent Support immediately when an accommodation is not being provided completely or correctly.

  • Provide for his/her own personal living needs or other personal disability-related needs. For example, coordinating services of personal care attendants or requiring homework assistance is a student’s responsibility and not the responsibility of the Office of Student Advocacy and Parent Support.

  • Act as his/her own advocate. Work with counselors on developing skills necessary to advocate their specific needs and accommodations to faculty. The Office of Student Advocacy and Parent Support will intervene only when attempts to communicate have failed.