Receive reasonable and appropriate accommodations in a timely and respectful manner from faculty and ODS. Students should have the opportunity to meet privately with faculty to discuss their needs.
Students have the RESPONSIBILITY to:
Provide the appropriate medical documentation to ODS. The Office of Disability Services is not responsible for contacting your physician to make the request.
Communicate with faculty about their accommodations.
Initiate request for specific accommodations in a timely manner, preferably at the beginning of the semester or as soon after registering with ODS as possible.
Follow procedures with ODS and faculty in order to receive appropriate accommodations.
Notify faculty/ODS immediately when an accommodation is not being provided completely or correctly.
Provide for his/her own personal living needs or other personal disability-related needs. For example, coordinating services of personal care attendants or requiring homework assistance are a student’s responsibility and the not the responsibility of ODS.
Act as his/her own advocate. Work with counselors on developing skills necessary to advocate their specific needs and accommodations to faculty. ODS will intervene only when attempts to communicate have failed.