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Student Support Services

Rights and Responsibilities

 

Lewis & Clark College is committed to serving the needs of our students with disabilities. Ensuring equal access for all students is a collaborative effort between Student Support Services, students, and faculty.  All participants have a role in making education accessible.  Understanding your rights and responsibilities is essential to the process of accommodation. pyramid of people

Student Rights & Responsibilities

Student Support Services Rights & Responsibilities

Faculty Rights & Responsibilities

Disability Policy

Grievance Procedure

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Student Rights & Responsibilities 

Students with disabilities have the right to:

  • equal access to programs, activities, and services at Lewis & Clark College.
  • information that is reasonably available in accessible formats.
  • reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services that are determined on an individual basis.
  • appropriate confidentiality of information relating to disability issues.
  • appeal decisions regarding the determination or provision of accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services (See Grievance Procedure link above).

Students with disabilities have the responsibility to:

  • self-identify to Student Support Services when accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids are services are needed and to seek information, counsel, and assistance as necessary.
  • provide documentation that meets eligibility guidelines, if the student is requesting disability support services and/or accommodations.
  • request necessary accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services in a timely manner.
  • meet Lewis & Clark academic and institutional standards.
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Student Support Services Rights & Responsibilities 

Student Support Services has the right to:

  • request current documentation that meets eligibility guidelines to verify the need for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services.
  • select effective accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services in consultation with the student and on a case-by-case basis.
  • refuse a request for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services if the documentation fails to verify the need for the student’s request, if the documentation is not valid or current, or if the documentation is not provided in advance of need.
  • refuse to provide an accommodation, auxiliary aid, and/or academic adjustment that is inappropriate or unreasonable in such a manner as to 1) pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others; 2) constitute an alteration to an essential element of a course or program; or 3) pose an undue financial or administrative burden to Lewis & Clark College.
  • maintain Lewis & Clark academic and institutional standards.

Student Support Services has the responsibility to:

  • provide information regarding policies and procedures that is reasonably available in accessible formats.
  • determine reasonable and effective accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services in collaboration with the student.
  • provide or arrange for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services so the student has an equal opportunity to participate in courses, programs, activities, and services.
  • maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication regarding student disability issues.
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Faculty Rights & Responsibilities 

Faculty members have the right to:

  • request in writing from Student Support Services notification of a student’s eligibility for accommodation.
  • contact Student Support Services to clarify student requests for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services.
  • maintain Lewis & Clark College’s academic and institutional standards.

Faculty members have the responsibility to:

  • provide reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services in a timely manner.
  • meet with students who have provided written notification of their disability via Student Support Services and have made a direct request for accommodation, to establish the means of providing accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services.
  • contact Student Support Services to request clarification or support with accommodations.
  • maintain the confidentiality of information regarding disability issues.
  • refer to Student Support Services those students who request accommodations but have not set up a Notice of Disability nor met with staff in Student Support Services.
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