Student and Institutional Rights and Responsibilities
The rights and responsibilities described below serve as the basis for Section III entitled ”Procedures and Guidelines for the Accommodations Process.”
Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Each student with an identified disability has the right to receive from Marquette University:
- Equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs, activities and facilities offered through Marquette University.
- Equal opportunity to work and learn, receive reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services.
- Appropriate confidentiality of all information regarding their disability and to choose to whom information about their disability will be disclosed, except as permitted or required by law.
- Information reasonably available in accessible formats.
- Each student with a disability has the responsibility to:
- Meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for courses, programs, services, jobs and activities, i.e., completing assigned work in courses undertaken.
- Identify him/herself in a timely manner as an individual with a disability when an accommodation is needed and seek information, counsel and assistance as necessary from appropriate sources designated by the university, preferably, prior to the start of classes.
- Provide documentation, when accommodations are sought, from an appropriate licensed professional describing the nature of the disability and how the disability limits the student's participation in courses, programs, services, jobs, activities and facilities, and recommending the nature of an accommodation to provide the student with a disability equal access and opportunity.
- Follow published procedures for obtaining appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services.
Institutional Rights and Responsibilities
- Marquette University has the right to:
- Identify and establish essential functions, abilities, skills, knowledge, standards and criteria for courses, programs, jobs and activities, and evaluate students based on their performance.
- Request and receive, through the Office of Disability Services, current documentation from an appropriate licensed professional source that supports requests for accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services.
- Deny a request for accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids or services if the documentation demonstrates that the request is not warranted, the documentation presented fails to identify a specific disability, or the student fails to provide appropriate documentation in a timely manner.
- Select among equally effective and appropriate accommodations, adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services in consultation with students with documented disabilities and in collaboration with faculty and staff who have contact with them.
- Refuse to make available an accommodation, adjustment and/or auxiliary aid or service that is inappropriate or unreasonable (See Section I.5 in Policies, Procedures and Resources handbook).
- Marquette has the responsibility to:
- Provide information regarding policies and procedures to students with disabilities and assure that this information is provided in accessible formats upon request.
- Ensure that courses, programs, services, jobs, activities and facilities, when viewed in their entirety, are available and usable in the most integrated and appropriate settings.
- Evaluate students and applicants on their abilities and potentials, not their disabilities.
- Provide or arrange for effective, appropriate and reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services for students with identified disabilities in courses, programs, services, jobs and activities.
- Maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication concerning students with disabilities except where disclosure is permitted or required by law or authorized by the student.