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