Rights and Responsibilities
Student Rights and Responsibilities
As a student with a disability at SPSU, what services do I have the right to receive?
- Appropriate accommodations according to your disability based on documentation
- Equal access to an education
- Equal and fair treatment without regard to your disability
- Confidentiality in matters of your documentation and educational record
As a student with a disability at SPSU, what are my responsibilities?
- Request accommodations in a timely manner from the Office of Disability Services.
- Be your own advocate.
- Provide documentation of your disability.
- Meet privately with faculty to discuss test or class accommodations in a timely manner.
- Recognize that you are responsible for your conduct and behavior in and out of the
University Rights and Responsibilities
The university has certain rights and responsibilities as well. These rights are
executed primarily through the Office of Disability Services and by members of the
What rights does Office of Disability Services have?
- They can ask students to meet with staff members.
- Request appropriate documentation of a disability.
What responsibilities does Office Disabilities Services have in order to ensure that
I receive equal and fair treatment at SPSU?
- Work with students in determining reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis.
- Teach advocacy skills to students when appropriate.
- Act as a mediator and advocate for students when appropriate.
- Maintain the confidentiality of the student.
- Refer students to appropriate campus or community resources.
Faculty Rights and Responsibilities
What rights do faculty members have?
- Request verification of eligibility for accommodations.
- Consult the Office of Disability Services about students as appropriate.
- Expect students with disabilities to meet the same academic and conduct standards
as their peers.
What responsibilities do faculty members have?
- Meet with students confidentially to discuss their disability related needs and accommodations.
- Provide reasonable accommodations to students with qualified disabilities. (This may
include things such as providing classroom materials in alternative formats, allowing
for extended test taking time, recording of lectures, etc.)
- Consult with the Office of Disability Services to develop and implement appropriate
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