Disability Resource Center

Student Responsibilities

  • Self-disclose to the Disability Resource Center by completing the pre-enrollment form in a timely manner prior to the perceived need of an accommodation.
  • Provide the appropriate documentation when requested by the DRC.
  • Understand the nature of one’s disability and the impact of a diagnosis on the educational experience.
  • Request course accommodation letters at the beginning of each semester.
  • Review specific accommodation procedures on the DRC website and check for email communications from DRC.
  • Request any Alternate format text or Assistive Technology needed.
  • Speak with instructors to implement accommodations for those classes where the need for accommodations exist.
  • Contact the DRC immediately if denied an accommodation or have concerns about how the accommodation will be implemented.
  • Schedule tests through the DRC when the course instructor is unable to provide appropriate exam accommodations.
  • Remind instructors before tests (preferably at least one week) about the need for accommodations - do not assume the instructor remembers your particular needs from one test to another.
  • Speak with instructors if experiencing difficulties.
  • Contact the DRC office if you believe accommodations are not working or if an instructor is not being helpful with coordinating accommodations.
  • Be a self-advocate at all times and in situations not just disability related.
  • Provide your own personal care and independent living supports as necessary when applicable.
  • Know what aspects of the course are essential functions (i.e., what you must be able to demonstrate in terms of skill, knowledge, and participation in order to pass the course).
  • Complete all degree requirements and all technical standards of academic program.
  • Understand your rights and responsibilities with respect to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act.S