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DRC Rights and Responsibilities

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For Students

Every qualified student with a disability has the right to:

  • Neither be excluded from nor denied access to any program, service or activity for which the student is otherwise qualified.
  • Reasonable adjustments and/or auxiliary aid to facilitate access as determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Be provided assistance from the Disability Resource Center in removing physical, academic and attitudinal barriers that limit equal opportunity and access.
  • Be informed of grievance rights and procedures, including the appeal of decisions concerning academic accommodations, via either informal or formal processes.
  • Confidentiality regarding disability information including the right to choose to whom the disclosure of disability is made except as required by law.
  • Receive information in accessible formats appropriate to the student’s disability.

Every qualified student with a disability has a responsibility to:

  • Meet the institutional qualifications with or without accommodation including technical and academic standards and codes of conduct.
  • Identify him/herself in a timely manner to Disability Resource Center as a student with a disability requesting academic accommodations.
  • Provide acceptable documentation verifying the nature of the disability, functional limitations, and the rationale for specific accommodations being requested.
  • Follow TMCC policies and procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations and/or auxiliary aids.

For The Institution

TMCC has the right to:

  • Establish and maintain academic and technical standards and codes of conduct.
  • Require qualifying disability documentation in order to verify eligibility for disability accommodation and/or auxiliary aids.
  • Select from reasonable accommodations, adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids in consultation with the student.
  • Deny requests for accommodations and/or auxiliary aids when disability documentation does not identify a specific disability or fails to verify the need for the requested services.
  • Assert which requests for accommodation would fundamentally alter the nature of the program and use a deliberative process within the academic department to establish that fundamental alteration.
  • Refuse requests for accommodation that have not been processed through the Disability Resource Center.

TMCC has the responsibility to:

  • Provide an accessible educational environment characterized by non-discrimination.
  • Ensure all instructional programs, materials and methods are accessible; providing an equally effective and equally integrated educational experience for students with disabilities.
  • Inform students of the availability of accommodations, and refer students to the Disability Resource Center when appropriate.
  • Provide reasonable accommodations in a timely manner to students who have requested accommodations and been approved for services by the Disability Resource Center.