Rights and Responsibilities

 

Student

 
As a student at Glen Oaks Community College with a documented disability you have the right to…

  • Not be discriminated against based on your disability
  • Reasonable and effective accommodations
  • Have all verbal and written disability information provided to the Support Services for Students with Disabilities office treated in a confidential manner
  • Expect the Support Services for Students with Disabilities office advocate for your needs
  • Appeal decisions of the Support Services for Students with Disabilities office

As a student at Glen Oaks Community College with a documented disability you have the responsibility to…

  • Self-identify to the Support Services for Students with Disabilities office
  • Provide appropriate documentation of disability as a condition of receiving accommodations
  • Advocate for yourself
  • Seek reasonable accommodations only through the Support Services for Students with Disabilities office
  • Make requests for accommodations early
  • Notify the Support Services for Students with Disabilities office of problems you are experiencing with respect to receiving accommodations
  • Provide your own personal aid, if necessary
  • Report your special needs and concerns to faculty as early as reasonably possible
  • Meet all of the academic requirements of the class with or without accommodations

 

Faculty

Faculty at Glen Oaks Community College has the right to…

  • Require verification of a student’s disabled status from the Support Services for Students with Disabilities office
  • Uphold the academic integrity of their class
  • Insist that all quizzes and tests administered outside of the classroom be administered in a secure manner

Faculty at Glen Oaks Community College has the responsibility to…

  • Maintain confidentiality with respect to the disabled status of your students
  • Talk with your disabled students privately about what you may do to accommodate their unique needs
  • Include a statement in your syllabus to disabled students about receiving services from the Support Services for Students with Disabilities office
  • Act immediately on official accommodation request that come through the Support Services for Students with Disabilities office
  • Only provide accommodations to students who go through the Support Services for Students with Disabilities office
  • As much as possible, follow the principles of Universal Design in the presentation of class material
  • Assure that all material presented in class, including all media, is in an accessible format
  • Not ask a student if they are disabled
  • Identify the essential functions, abilities, skills, and knowledge of your class
  • Notify the Support Services for Students with Disabilities office if you disagree with or are having difficulty meeting accommodation requests

 

Support Services for Students with Disabilities

Glen Oaks Community College Support Services for Students with Disabilities has the right to…

  • Receive appropriate documentation for accommodation requests in a timely manner
  • Expect the student to work cooperatively with the Support Services for Students with Disabilities office and faculty in providing appropriate services and accommodations
  • Deny accommodation requests that would result in eliminating or reducing the core intent or academic content of a class
  • Deny unreasonable, undocumented, or insufficiently documented accommodation requests

Glen Oaks Community College Support Services for Students with Disabilities has the responsibility to…

  • Provide disabled students with equal access to all educational and co-curricular programs, services and activities of Glen Oaks Community College
  • Provide reasonable and effective accommodations to eligible students
  • Maintain all verbal and written disability information provided to the Support Services for Students with Disabilities office in a confidential manner
  • Advocate for disabled students with faculty and Glen Oaks Community College as a whole
  • Assist disabled students in clearly identifying their strengths and functional limitations
  • Clearly communicate standards and expectations to both students and faculty