DSPS Student Rights
According to the California Code of Regulations (Title VI, the Rehabilitation Act
of 1973 (Section 504), and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), you
have certain rights.
- As a qualified student with a verified disability, you have the right to receive reasonable
academic accommodations based on your educational limitations in order to have access
to activities, programs, and services. The college faculty and staff shall not automatically
reject an accommodation unless other effective, more feasible ones exits or the identified
accommodations have been determined to lower academic standards or otherwise fundamentally
alter the nature of the program in question.
- Your participation in DSPS shall be entirely voluntary.
- Receiving DSPS support services/accommodations or DSPS instruction shall not preclude
you from participating in any other course, program or activity offered by the college.
- All records maintained by DSPS personnel pertaining to your disabilities shall be
protected from disclosure and shall be subject to the Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act (FERPA) requirements for handling student records. However, your consent
to release information is not required as long as the disclosure is to other school
officials (including instructors) within the college whom San Bernardino Valley College
has determined to have legitimate educational interests. Portions of the information
you present to DSPS may be shared with the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community
Colleges or other state or federal agencies; however, disclosure to these parties
is made in strict accordance with applicable statues regarding confidentiality, including
the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). According to Section 7 of the
Federal Privacy Act, providing your social security number is voluntary.
- You shall not be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or
be subject to discrimination under any program or activity in a public entity. In
essence, you shall not be discriminated against in any way on the basis of disability.
If you wish to file a formal complaint or grievance regarding discrimination on the
basis of disability, you should contact Senior Student Services Technician, Michelle
Crocfer (909-384-8668) or the ADA/504 Coordinator Scott Stark (909-384-8958). You
may also contact the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights.
DSPS Student Responsibilities
Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) receives special funding to provide services
to students with disabilities and is required to meet state and federal regulations.
To help you comply with these regulations, you, as a student receiving DSPS services,
have the following responsibilities:
- to provide DSPS with documentation of your disability;
- to meet with a DSPS Counselor to complete a Student Educational Contract (SEC);
- to request services that are identified in your Student Educational Contract;
- to show progress toward the goals in your Student Educational Contract;
- To notify DSPS in advance of any absences from class or appointments if you are using
interpreters, captionists, tutors, and/or other assistants (failure to notify DSPS
might result in the loss of services);
- To return any equipment on loan from DSPS at the end of each semester (if the equipment
is not returned, you will be held responsible for replacement costs);
- To maintain behavior appropriate in the educational setting; and
- To abide by the Student Code of Conduct and the Academic Honesty Policy.
Student Code of Conduct at San Bernardino Valley College
You are held individually responsible to abide by the information contained in the
SBVC Catalog and by the Student Code of Conduct. Failure to read and comply with
college regulations will not exempt students from whatever penalties they might incur.
You are expected to conduct yourself in an acceptable manner while on campus and when
representing SBVC in any off-campus activity. Specific rules and regulations and
applicable penalties for violation of the Student Code of Conduct (Ed Code 66300)
are available in the Office of the Vice President of Student Services at any time.
You have the responsibility to be aware of the College regulations.
Academic Honesty at San Bernardino Valley College
The Student Code of Conduct published in the SBVC Catalog defines dishonesty as plagiarism,
cheating, or knowingly furnishing false information to the college. Such behavior
shall constitute sufficient cause for the initiation of disciplinary action.
Policy for Suspension of DSPS Services
If you fail to follow written policies and procedures for DSPS services, the DSPS
Director will notify you in writing that you are in violation of the DSPS policies
and procedures and that if you continue to be in violation, services may be suspended
or terminated. You will be invited to discuss the issue in a meeting with the DSPS
Director. A written notice will be sent to you when formal action is taken to suspend
or terminate services. You will also be notified of the process for appeal of a decision
to suspend or terminate services.