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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