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Rights and Responsibilities of Students and the College

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, services, jobs, and activities offered by the College
  • Reasonable accommodations, modifications, and/or auxiliary aids as determined on a case-by-case basis

Students’ Responsibilities

  • Provide appropriate documentation that clearly identifies the disability, resulting limitations, and the need for specific accommodations
  • Disclose the disability (by furnishing documentation) and a request for accommodations to the Office of Academic Services (O.A.S.) in a timely manner
  • Meet the College’s academic standards
  • Do not abuse services (e.g., receiving notes and not attending class, arriving late to scheduled exams, etc.) – abuse may result in termination of services

Providence College’s Rights

  • Request current documentation that clearly identifies the disability, resulting limitations, and the need for specific accommodations
  • Deny an accommodation request that poses a threat to self or others, fundamentally alters the nature of a course or program, or poses undue financial burden to the College
  • Maintain the College’s academic standards
  • Provide accommodations from the time of disclosure and not retroactively

Providence College’s Responsibilities

  • Provide equal access to courses, programs, facilities, services, and activities offered by the College
  • Provide approved 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 four (4) years after the student’s official date of separation from the College