Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE – CAMPUS CLOSED FOR IN-PERSON SERVICES:   Summer 2020 courses are being conducted in an online or remote education format. Please check for specifics regarding your classes, or contact the course instructor for information about the online or remote education opportunities. Updated - July 8, 2020

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Rights and Responsibilities



  • Equal access to all courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities offered by PVCC
  • Appropriate disability accommodations without cost to the student
  • Due process to appeal accommodation denials
  • Confidentiality of disability-related information
  • Information in accessible formats
  • Guide their own process


  • Meet the minimum standards and expectations of a qualified student
  • Self-disclose their disability to the appropriate department/person at the institution to request accommodations
  • Provide appropriate documentation, in accordance with institutional policy, to verify the presence of a disability
  • Deliver accommodation letters to instructors notifying them of accommodations
  • Follow specific procedures in order to get the appropriate accommodations
  • Provide ample time to process the disability-related information both to Disability Resources and Services (DRS) and faculty
  • Follow published procedures and college regulations
  • Notify faculty and DRS immediately when an accommodation is not being provided completely or correctly
  • Act as their own advocate



  • Request and receive appropriate documentation supporting requested accommodations
  • Deny an accommodation if documentation is inadequate or demonstrates the accommodation is not warranted
  • Expect appropriate performance standards and behavior of it’s students
  • Deny accommodations that pose an undue hardship, fundamental alteration, or direct threat to others


  • Set policies governing the procedures for complying with 504 and ADA
  • Establish essential functions, technical standards for courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities, and evaluate performance according to these
  • Establish Disability Resources and Services (DRS) as the point of contact for disability-related accommodations and expect reasonable notice of requests for accommodation
  • Prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities and post notice of nondiscrimination and have an appeal procedure
  • Ensure that courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities are provided in the most integrated and appropriate setting
  • Foster a hospitable learning and working environment and provide information to the campus community in an accessible format
  • Accommodate all reasonable and appropriate accommodation requests and demand responsive services
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality
  • Provide accommodations only to students who are registered with DRS. It is NOT the institutions responsibility to provide accommodations to students who are not registered with DRS
  • Provide leadership on access and opportunity for everyone