Disability Services

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students with disabilities have the following rights and responsibilities:

Rights

  • Equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities offered through the College; 
  • Reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services determined on a case-by-case basis;  
  • Appropriate confidentiality of all information regarding a disability and the choice to whom a disability is disclosed, except as required or permitted by law; 
  • Information, reasonably available in accessible formats.  

Responsibilities

  • Meet qualifications and essential standards as determined by the College for courses, programs, jobs, services and facilities; 
  • Identify as an individual with a disability to the Disability Services Office in a timely manner when seeking an accommodation;
  • Seek information, counsel, and assistance as necessary; 
  • When seeking accommodations, provide documentation of the disability from an appropriate professional including information about the functional limitations of the disability; 
  • Meet with a Disability Services staff member for an intake appointment and discussion about the nature and impact of the disability;  
  • Communicate requests for accommodations to instructors by providing a Letter of Accommodation describing the reasonable accommodations recommended by Disability Services as early in the semester as possible.  

Students with disabilities must follow all codes of conduct as stated in the Fort Lewis College Student Handbook. Services at the college level are student-driven.