Stevens aims to make certain that students with disabilities are afforded appropriate accommodations and maintain a student’s confidentiality during their time at the University.
Rights & Responsibilities
Federal law requires that students with disabilities be provided with appropriate accommodations. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Amendment Acts of 2008 require that no qualified person shall, solely by reason of disability, be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by a university.
Rights of Students
* Equal access to courses, programs, and activities at Stevens
* Reasonable accommodations for a documented disability
* Disclose a disability and request accommodations at any time during the year*
* Appeal any decision regarding accommodation
* Students should disclose a disability and request accommodations as early as possible to ensure that the Office of Disability Services (ODS) is offered a reasonable amount of time to review and evaluate the request and to provide the necessary accommodation.
Responsibilities of Students
* Disclose a disability and request reasonable accommodations
* Self-advocate (speak with professors at the beginning of every term, after the professor receives accommodation information from the ODS, to discuss plans for accommodations)
* Notify ODS if issues/problems arise with accommodations as soon as possible
Rights of Stevens
* Request documentation from a student with a disability to determine appropriate accommodations
* Apply accommodation at point of request (accommodations do not apply retroactively)
* Ensure academic programs are not fundamentally altered
Responsibilities of Stevens
* Provide reasonable accommodation in a timely manner
* Consult with faculty on accommodation provision when needed
* Maintain confidentiality of students
* Stevens ODS is committed to ensuring all information regarding a student remains confidential as required or permitted by law. Information will only be shared with others in the university community on a need-to- know basis.