Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • To read and follow all policies set forth in the Disability Students Procedures Manual
  • To equal access to academic content and educational opportunities via reasonable classroom accommodations (accommodations does NOT guarantee academic success or passing grades).
  • To file a complaint through appropriate administrative channels within a timely manner if he/she feels discrimination has occurred. Complaint should be filed within 10 days of the occurrence.
  • To expect confidentiality of  all documentation related to his/her disability in accordance with disability and FERPA laws.
  • To self-identify himself/herself to Disability Support Services (DSS) and provide appropriate medical documentation of a disability if accommodations are wanted (accommodations are voluntary).
  • To thoroughly read all DSS e-Forms and accommodation forms prior to signing/submitting the forms and asking the DSS Coordinator for any clarification if needed (student is responsible for asking all questions prior to signing/submitting any DSS forms and DSS e-Forms).
  • To understand the differences in federal disability laws between K-12th grade and post secondary education: Students with Disabilities Preparing for Post-secondary Education; U.S. Department of Education Transition of Students with Disabilities to Post-secondary Education: A Guide for High School Educators
  • To read the comparison chart on the differences between high school and college accommodations for students with disabilities http://www.ctcd.edu/locations/central-campus/student-support/student-success-persistence/disability-support-services/student-responsibilities/differences-between-high-school-and-college-accommodations-for-students-with-disabilities/
  • To contact the DSS Coordinator to request new accommodations each semester after registering for classes if accommodations are wanted.
  • To request new accommodations for each registered course that accommodations are wanted by completing the Online Accommodation Request Form located under the Requesting Accommodations link (Important Note: accommodations will only be provided for the registered courses that students request accommodations for; however, DSS recommends students request accommodations for all their registered courses).
  • To utilize or not utilize approved accommodations (students have the right not to utilize approved accommodations and the right not to seek out accommodations if the student does not want or need accommodations).
  • To ensure instructors have received a copy of his/her DSS accommodation form from his/her DSS Coordinator. 
  • To communicate with instructor how approved accommodations will be applied for each class accommodations are requested; repeat this every term.
  • To monitor own academic progress (all students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0) and to seek out free tutoring services at the Academic Studio if needed.
  • To provide for his/her own personal, independent living needs and other personal disability-related needs.