Rights and Responsibilities of Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) Students
- To an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from courses, programs, services or activities offered through the college;
- To an equal opportunity to work, to learn, and to receive reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services;
- To appropriate confidentiality of disability-related information except as disclosures are required/permitted by law;
- To information, reasonably available, in accessible formats;
- To file an informal or formal complaint or grievance if a violation of rights is suspected.
- To meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for courses, programs, services, or activities;
- To self-identify as an individual with a disability and request accommodation(s) in a timely manner;
- To demonstrate and/or document (from a licensed professional) how the disability limits participation in courses, programs, services, or activities;
- To follow operational procedures for obtaining information, services and reasonable accommodations;
- To contact the Harris Family Center for Disability & Health Policy (CDHP) if reasonable accommodations are not implemented in a timely manner.
Rights and Responsibilities of Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) Harris Family Center for Disability & Health Policy (CDHP)
- To request and receive documentation that supports current requests for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary services;
- To evaluate and/or identify functional limitations of the student’s disability to determine appropriate academic adjustments and accommodations needed for courses, programs, services and university activities;
- To deny a request for reasonable accommodation, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary services if the documentation demonstrates that they are not warranted or if the individual fails to provide appropriate documentation;
- To select among equally effective, reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services;
- To deny a request for an unreasonable accommodation, adjustment, and/or auxiliary service or one that imposes an undue hardship or fundamental alteration of a program or activity of the university;
- To ensure that qualified students receive accommodation and/or academic adjustments for courses, programs, activities and services in the most integrated and appropriate settings;
- To provide information, upon request, to students with disabilities in accessible formats;
- To evaluate each request for an accommodation on an individual basis;
- To maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication except where disclosures are permitted/required by law.