As an “otherwise qualified student with a documented disability”
► You have a right to have equal access to KSU’s programs, courses, facilities, and activities.
► You have a right to forego disclosing your disability or officially registering with the DRC office, however doing so is required if you wish to use special services and accommodations.
► You have a right to expect the documentation you submit to verify your disability, as well as your contacts with the DRC office, to be treated confidentially. Your documentation will not be appended to other university records nor will your use of accommodations be noted on your academic transcript. The contents of your personal file will not be released without your written permission except as part of aggregate data that will not personally identify you, for the formal investigation of a complaint, or as required by law. Seven years after your last use of accommodations at the University your confidential records will be carefully destroyed (shredded) by DRC staff.
► You have a right to receive reasonable and relevant accommodations at no cost to you, including certain auxiliary aids that are essential to your particular needs as a student, and to be an active participant in the selection process.
► You have a right at any time to discontinue using any or all of the accommodations for which you have been approved.
► You have a right to appeal if you believe you were unjustly denied accommodations or believe that discrimination occurred during the course of their delivery. If your complaint cannot be resolved with the help of the DRC Coordinator, you may discuss it with KSU's Assistant Director of Human Resources for Disability Services at 429 Academic Services Building.
► You are responsible for providing documentation to DRC as part of establishing your eligibility for services. Additional information about this requirement can be found in a special section of this website titled "Disability Documentation Guidelines".
► You are responsible for making an advance request to allow reasonable time for accommodations to be arranged prior to your need for them.
► You are responsible for accessing your accommodations once they are established. It may involve some assertiveness on your part to make specific arrangements with professors and other providers.
► You are responsible for reserving the services and materials provided to you as part of an approved accommodation for your use only. They are not be shared, loaned, or sold to others.
► You are responsible for the expense and arrangement of any personal aids or services that exceed the University's obligation. You can clarify any confusion about this distinction at your initial intake session or by contacting the DRC in advance.
► You are responsible for renewing your request for accommodations each new semester. Renewal is a simple matter making an appointment with the DRC office staff.
►You are responsible for notifying the DRC Coordinator if you need help to trouble-shoot a situation, or if you would like additional referrals.
►You are responsible for informing the DRC office if there is a substantial change in the status of your documented disability that might alter your entitlement to continued or to expanded services.