Student Rights

  • Choice
    • Participation in Student Accessibility Services (SAS) shall be entirely voluntary.
  • Inclusion
    • Receiving support services or instruction through SAS shall not preclude a student from also participating in any other course, program or activity offered by the college or from receiving basic accommodations required by state and federal law.
  • Confidentiality
    • All records maintained by SAS pertaining to a student’s disability(ies) shall be protected from disclosure and shall be subject to all other requirements pertaining to the handling of student records.
  • Non-discrimination
    • A student may file an appeal if the student feels he/she has been denied adequate or appropriate accommodations or has been discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

 Student Responsibilities

  • Provide SAS with the necessary information, documentation, and/or required forms (medical, educational, etc.) verifying the student’s disability(ies).
  • Meet with a SAS counselor, learning disabilities specialist or director to complete an initial Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP). Students must also consult with a SAS counselor, learning disabilities specialist or director each additional semester to ensure that accommodations and services are in place.
  • Notify SAS of any changes in services or accommodations needed. Changes may include, but are not limited to, absence from a class in which services are provided; added, dropped, or canceled class; change of day/time/location of class; or cancellation of scheduled counseling, learning disability assessment or testing accommodation appointments.
  • When appropriate, inform instructors, in a timely manner, of approved adjustments, services, or accommodations provided within the student’s AAP.
  • Notify a SAS counselor, learning disabilities specialist or director if an accommodation or service is ineffective or unnecessary.
  • Use SAS in a responsible manner and adhere to the policies and procedures for continuation of services.
  • Comply with the Student Code of Conduct adopted by the College.
  • Demonstrate measurable progress toward academic goals and meet the academic standards established by the college.