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Rights and Responsibilities

Providence College students and Providence College, the institution, each have rights and responsibilities related to disability support services:

Students’ Rights

  • Equal access to courses, programs, facilities, and services offered by the College
  • Reasonable academic accommodations, and/or auxiliary aids as determined on a case-by-case basis

Students’ Responsibilities

  • Provide documentation that clearly identifies the disability and the need for specific academic accommodations
  • Disclose the disability and a request for academic accommodations to the Student Success Center (SSC)
  • Meet the College’s academic standards
  • Use academic accommodations responsibly

Providence College’s Rights

  • Request current documentation that clearly identifies the disability and the need for specific academic accommodations
  • Deny requests for academic accommodations that poses a threat to self or others, fundamentally alter the nature of a course or program, or pose undue financial burden to the College
  • Maintain the College’s academic standards
  • Provide academic accommodations from the time of approval, but not retroactively

Providence College’s Responsibilities

  • Provide equal access to courses, programs, facilities, and services offered by the College
  • Provide approved academic accommodations for students in a timely manner
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding the nature of the student’s disability unless the student authorizes disclosure
  • Keep documentation on file for a minimum of five years after the student’s official date of separation from the College