Summary of Rights and Responsibilities
SUMMARY OF RIGHTS
A qualified person with a disability at the university has the right to:
• Dignity and respect.
• Reasonable accommodations.
• Receive an education in an integrated environment.
• Equal access to education, programs, services, jobs, activities and facilities.
• Confidentiality of records provided to AccessAbility Services according to FERPA.
Western Connecticut State University has the right to:
• Establish academic course and degree requirements, inclusive of determining essential standards and requirements for courses, degrees, programs, activities and services.
• Request and receive through AccessAbility Services the proper documentation of a disability.
• Deny a request for accommodations and services if an individual fails to provide the required documentation, the documentation does not support the requested accommodation, documentation is outdated in relation to the current educational situation, or the requested accommodation imposes a financial hardship, undue burden, or fundamental alteration to a program, service or activity.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
A person with a disability at the university has the responsibility to:
• Meet qualifications and maintain essential university standards and requirements for courses, programs, services, and activities.
• Abide by the university•s Code of Conduct.
• Self-identify to AccessAbility Services as an individual with a disability if an accommodation is needed.
• Provide proper documentation of a disability from a qualified professional in the field of the disability.
• Request an accommodation in a timely manner when the need arises.
• Follow published procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and services.
• Follow university policies and procedures as set forth by the university.
Western Connecticut State University has the responsibility to:
• Provide equal access to programs, activities, and services to qualified students with a disability.
• Practice non-discrimination in accordance with state and federal laws.
• Provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students with a disability.
• Provide courses, programs, services, jobs, activities and facilities that are available and usable in the most integrated and appropriate settings when viewed in entirety.
• Maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communications according to FERPA.