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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Please visit http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html for a more comprehensive look at your rights and responsibilities as a student.

Student rights

Every otherwise qualified student with a disability has the right to:

  • Equal access to Wheaton College’s programs, services, activities and facilities.
  • Reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services as determined on an individualized case-by-case basis.
  • Confidentiality regarding disability-related information, except as permitted by the individual or permitted or required by law.
  • Information reasonably available in accessible formats.
  • Utilization without retaliation of the grievance procedure if the student believes the college is not providing appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments and auxiliary aids.

Student responsibilities

Every otherwise qualified student with a disability has the responsibility with or without accommodations to:

  • Meet the College’s qualifications including essential academic and code of conduct standards.
  • Identify with the Academic and Disability Services Office as a student with a disability and request accommodations as early as possible. Please keep in mind that certain accommodations requests: i.e. in the residence halls and study abroad programs may need additional lead time.
  • Provide documentation when requested from a qualified medical or mental health professional.
  • Follow up in an appropriate and timely manner with faculty and staff members.