Disability Support Services

Rights + Responsibilities

Rights and Responsibilities of Students

Students with disabilities at Emmanuel College have the right to:

  • access courses, programs, services and facilities offered through the College;
  • an opportunity to learn, and to receive reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services;
  • appropriate confidentiality of all information regarding their disabilities;
  • academic information, reasonably available in accessible formats.

Students with disabilities at Emmanuel College have the responsibility to:

  • meet qualifications and maintain institutional standards for courses, programs, services and facilities;
  • identify as an individual with a disability when an accommodation is needed and to seek information, counsel, and assistance as necessary;
  • demonstrate and/or document (from an appropriate professional) how the disability limits their participation in courses, programs, services and facilities;
  • follow published procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services.

Rights and Responsibilities of Emmanuel College 

Emmanuel College has the right to:

  • identify and establish essential functions, abilities, skills, knowledge, and standards for courses, programs, services, facilities for students, and to evaluate and determine reasonable accommodations on this basis;
  • request and receive, through The Disability Support Services Office, current and appropriate documentation that supports requests for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services;
  • deny a request for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services if the documentation demonstrates that the request is not warranted, or if the individual fails to provide appropriate documentation;
  • select among similarly effective accommodations, adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services;
  • refuse an unreasonable accommodation, adjustment, and/or auxiliary aid or service that creates an undue burden for the College, or imposes a fundamental alteration on a program or activity of the College.

Emmanuel College has the responsibility to:

  • provide academic information to students with disabilities in accessible formats upon request, unless to do so would constitute an undue burden for the College; ensure that courses, programs, services, and facilities for students, when viewed in their entirety, are available and usable in integrated and appropriate settings;
  • evaluate students and applications on their abilities and not their disabilities;
  • provide or arrange reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services for students with disabilities in courses, programs, services and facilities;
  • maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication.