Rights and Responsibilities

Rights & Responsibilities of People with Disabilities Regarding Access to Carleton College

Rights to:

·         an equitable opportunity to participate in and benefit from employment, courses, programs, services and activities offered through Carleton College;

·         an equitable opportunity to work and to learn, and to receive reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services;

·         appropriate confidentiality of all information regarding their disability/health condition and to choose to whom, outside of Carleton College, information about their disability will be disclosed, except as required/permitted by law;

·         information reasonably available in accessible formats.

Responsibilities to:

·         meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for employment, courses, services and activities;

·         self-identify as an individual with a disability/health condition in a timely manner when an accommodation is needed, and seek information, counsel and assistance as necessary;

·         provide documentation from an appropriate professional which describes how the health condition or disability impacts their participation in employment, courses, programs, services or activities;

·         abide by the Carleton College Student Conduct:  Expectations, Rules, and Regulations available at: https://apps.carleton.edu/handbook/community/?policy_id=6131



Rights & Responsibilities of Carleton College Regarding Disability Access

Rights to:

·         evaluate students, and identify and establish essential functions, abilities, skills and knowledge for their courses, programs, services and activities;

·         request and receive, through the Disability Services office, current documentation that supports requests for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary services;

·         deny a request for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary services if the documentation demonstrates that they are not warranted or if the individual fails to provide appropriate documentation;

·         select among equally effective reasonable accommodations, adjustments and/or auxiliary services;

·         refuse an unreasonable accommodation, adjustment and/or auxiliary services or one that imposes an undue hardship or fundamental alteration on a program or activity of Carleton.

Responsibilities to:

·         provide information in accessible formats to students with disabilities upon request;

·         ensure that employment, courses, programs, services and activities, when viewed in their entirety, are available and usable as broadly as possible;

·         provide or arrange reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary services in a timely manner for students with disabilities in employment, courses, programs, services, facilities and activities;

·         maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication, except as permitted/required by law.