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Rights and Responsibilities

Rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities

  • Students with disabilities at Carleton 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 Carleton 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 Carleton College

  • Carleton 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 Disability Services for Students, 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.
  • Carleton 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.