Rights & Responsibilities of Students with Disabilities

Regarding Access to Minnesota State University Moorhead

  • I understand that I am registering for services from Accessibility Resources (AR) at Minnesota State University Moorhead and that I may be eligible for services such as information, referral, accommodations and/or other individualized services that may be needed for access to courses, activities, programs, services, and/or facilities. If Accessibility Resources is unable to provide the necessary services, I may be referred to other appropriate University Departments or community agencies.
  • I understand that as a user of Accessibility Resources, I am responsible for reviewing the rights and responsibilities pertaining to disability access (see below).
  • I understand that I will not be eligible for services if I do not provide documentation of a diagnosed disability, do not have a diagnosed disability, or do not follow Accessibility Resources and University policies and procedures.
  • I understand that if I request Accessibility Resources to facilitate accommodations on my behalf, they may need to consult with other University personnel. I give my permission to have disability-related information shared with appropriate University personnel to facilitate such requests.

It is my right to have:

  • An equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from courses, programs, services, and activities offered through the University
  • An equal opportunity to learn and to receive accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services
  • Appropriate confidentiality of all information regarding my disability and to choose to whom, outside of the University, information about my disability will be disclosed, except as disclosures are required/permitted by law
  • Information reasonably available in accessible formats

It is my responsibility to:

  • Meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for courses, services, and activities
  • Self-identify as an individual with a disability, when an accommodation is needed, and to seek information, counsel, and assistance as necessary
  • Document (from an appropriate professional) how the disability limits my participation in courses, programs, services, or activities
  • Follow published procedures for obtaining information, services, and accommodations
  • Meet with the Director of Accessibility Resources at least once during each semester to discuss progress
  • Inform Accessibility Resources of any change in school status (e.g., address change, classes added or dropped, change in disability status, exit from the university)
  • Report any problem in the receipt of services to the Director
  • Provide each instructor with my Accommodation Letter within one week of receiving my Accommodation Letters