Students registered with Accessibility Services have the right to:
- Equitable access to education and all aspects of campus life
- Equitable access to accommodations
- Privacy and confidentiality
- Respect and fair treatment from all SCTCC Faculty and Staff
- Consistent, professional support and service from Accessibility Services
Students registered with Accessibility Services have the responsibility to:
- Meet with Accessibility Services once (1x) per academic year to check in and reevaluate their accommodation plan
- Check their SCTCC email on a regular basis and respond to emails from Accessibility Services promptly
- Self-Identify their disability to Accessibility Services staff to be eligible for accommodations
- Advocate for themselves and their best interests throughout their tenure at SCTCC
- Meet SCTCC institutional standards
- Complete a Release of Information if they want/need their private information released to another source (i.e., parent/guardian, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, etc.)
- Email their accommodation plan to their instructors with Accessibility Services copied to implement their accommodation plan
- Complete all forms necessary to receive their accommodations on the Accessibility Services Web-Portal in a timely manner
St. Cloud Technical & Community College has a right to:
- Identify and establish essential elements and technical standards, abilities, skills, knowledges, and standards for courses, programs, services, activities, and to evaluate all students (including students with disabilities) on this basis.
- Request and receive recent and appropriate documentation from a qualified professional through Accessibility Services that verifies and supports requests for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services.
- Consult with the student in making the final determination regarding the selection of effective, appropriate, and reasonable academic accommodations, adjustments, and/or services. SCTCC reserves the right to make the final decision regarding which accommodations will be provided.
- Deny a request for accommodations if the documentation provided does not identify a disability according to The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, fails to verify the need for the requested services, or is not provided in a timely manner.
- Refuse to provide any accommodation that is inappropriate or unreasonable, including any that:
- Pose a direct threat to the health and safety of the individual requesting the accommodation or of others.
- Constitute a fundamental change or alteration of an essential element of a course or program.
- Pose undue financial or administrative burden on the institution.
St. Cloud Technical & Community College has a responsibility to:
- Uphold and maintain the academic standards set forth by the institution.
- Determine the appropriate standards in developing, constructing, remodeling, and maintaining facilities in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota.
- Evaluate students and applicants on the same criteria as all other applicants.
- Provide reasonable and appropriate academic accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or services for students with disabilities in a timely manner.
- Maintain and uphold confidentiality of records and communication concerning individuals with disabilities, except where disclosure is required by law, authorized by the individual, or necessary considering the accommodation required.
- Ensure that courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities, when viewed in their entirety, are available and usable in the most integrated and appropriate settings.