Accessibility Services at Aquinas College

Students' Rights and Responsibilities

Students’ Rights
Students with disabilities have the right to the following:

  • Equal access to courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities offered at Aquinas College.
  • Reception of accommodations in a timely manner from the Accessibility Services Office and faculty.
  • Expectation that all disability-related information will be treated confidentially, except as required by law or as deemed necessary to prevent harm to the student and/or others.
  • Private meeting(s) with the Accessibility Services Office to discuss needed accommodations and any other concerns.
  • Ability to appeal decisions regarding accommodations.  Information on Appeals and/or grievances is available on the Aquinas College Accessibility Services Website.

Students’ Responsibilities
Students with disabilities have the responsibility to:

  • Self-identify as an individual with a disability and provide the Accessibility Services Office with appropriate documentation of the disability.
  • Follow the appropriate procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations from the Accessibility Services Office and faculty.
  • Request specific accommodations in a timely manner (as early as possible), and ensure that the professor is aware of needed accommodations in a timely manner.
  • Meet with faculty to present letter of accommodation and discuss accommodations.
  • Self-advocate by initiating and maintaining communication with the Accessibility Services Office and faculty concerning their accommodation needs and seeking information, and/or assistance when needed.
  • Notify the Accessibility Services Office and faculty immediately when an accommodation is not being provided completely or is ineffective.
  • Notify the Accessibility Services Office and faculty when an accommodation is not being used or is no longer needed.
  • Adhere to the academic and student conduct codes set by Aquinas College.
  • Understand the policies and law regarding students with disabilities.