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Registered with the Office for Disability Services (ODS) at Penn State University, DuBois Campus

Students with disabilities at Penn State University have the right to: 

·         Full and equal access to courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities offered by Penn State University.

·         An equal opportunity to learn and to receive reasonable academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services.

·         Appropriate confidentiality of all information regarding the disability, except disclosures required or permitted by law.

·         Information in an accessible format.

 

Students with disabilities at Penn State University have the responsibility to: 

·         Meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities.

·         Identify as an individual with a disability when an academic adjustment, auxiliary aid, and/ or service is needed and to seek information and assistance as necessary.

·         Demonstrate or document (from an appropriate professional) how the disability limits participation in courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities.

·         Follow published policies and procedures for obtaining reasonable academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services.

·         Meet with the assigned ODS Disability Specialist or Disability Contact Liaison (DCL) each semester so that appropriate academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services can be made in a timely manner.

 

Rights and Responsibilities of Penn State University in Relation to Students with Disabilities

 

Penn State University has the right to: 

·         Establish essential functions, abilities, skills, knowledge and standards for courses, programs, services, and activities or facilities and to evaluate individuals with disabilities on this basis.

·         Determine the appropriate standards in developing, constructing, remodeling and maintaining facilities.

·         Request and receive, through ODS or the DCL, current documentation that confirms disability status and supports requests for academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services.

·         Deny a request for academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services if the documentation demonstrates that the request is not warranted, or if the individual fails to provide appropriate documentation.

·         Select among equally effective academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services.

·         Refuse an unreasonable academic adjustment, auxiliary aid, and/or service that imposes a fundamental alteration to a program or activity of the University.

 

Penn State University has the responsibility to: 

·         Provide information to students with disabilities in accessible formats upon request.

·         Ensure that courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities, when viewed in their entirety, are available and usable in the most integrated and appropriate settings.

·         Provide or arrange reasonable academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services for students with disabilities in courses.

·         Respond to requests in a timely manner.

·         Maintain appropriate confidentiality of all information regarding the disability, except disclosures required or permitted by law.