Rights & Responsibilities of Students with Disabilities
Otherwise qualified students with documented disabilities have the right to:
- Equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs, activities and facilities available through the College.
- Reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids determined on a case-by-case basis.
- Individualized professional assessment of the documentation supporting the disabling condition and its impact on function in an academic environment.
- Appropriate confidentiality of all information pertaining to their disability with the choice of to whom to disclose the disability, except as required by law.
- Information reasonably available in accessible formats.
Students with documented disabilities have the responsibility to:
- Meet the essential qualifications and institutional standards of Rhodes.
- Disclose the disability in a timely manner to Student Accessibility Services when seeking an accommodation.
- Follow specific procedures for obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids.
- Provide documentation from an appropriate professional source that verifies the nature of the disability, functional limitations, and the need for accommodation.
- Develop self-advocacy skills and motivation leading to self-reliance and independence.
Rights & Responsibilities of Rhodes College
Rhodes has the right to:
- Identify and establish standards for courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities and to evaluate students on this basis.
- Request and receive current documentation that supports requests for accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids, and services.
- Select among equally effective accommodations, adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services.
- Deny requested accommodations based on the timeliness and reasonableness of the request, the adequacy or inadequacy of the documentation on file at the time of the request, or when the requested accommodation is deemed to fundamentally alter the college course, program, service or activity.
Rhodes has the responsibility to:
- Ensure that courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities, when viewed in their entirety, are available and usable in the most appropriate settings.
- Provide or arrange reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services for students with documented disabilities in courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities.
- Provide information to students with disabilities in accessible formats upon request.
- Maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication, disclosing only where permitted or required by law.
- Refer students to appropriate campus or community resources and supports.