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Rights and Responsibilities
Boise State University has the responsibility to:
- Provide reasonable and appropriate access to all educational and co-curricular programs, services, activities, and facilities.
The Educational Access Center has the right and responsibility to:
- Maintain the integrity and rigor of the university’s academic standards.
- Establish what constitutes qualifying documentation of a disability.
- Require students requesting accommodations to provide documentation of a disability.
- Determine appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities.
- Deny requests for academic accommodations that are not supported by the documentation provided to the Educational Center.
Students with disabilities have the right and responsibility to:
- Meet university academic, technical, and institutional standards.
- Have equal access to educational and co-curricular programs, services, activities, and facilities.
- Inform the Educational Access Center in a timely manner that you are an individual with a disability and that you are requesting accommodations.
- Follow specific procedures for obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids as outlined in a timely manner. Accommodations are not retroactive.
- File a complaint by following the steps outlined in the Grievance Procedure if you feel that you have been treated unfairly.
Faculty has the right and responsibility to:
- Hold the same academic standards for students with disabilities as held for students without disabilities.
- Provide accommodations determined by the Educational Access Center.
- Understand how a student with a disability receives/processes information and/or demonstrates mastery of a subject might vary due to reasonable accommodations.
- Consult with the Educational Access Center staff if questions arise regarding accommodations.
- Maintain confidentiality of students’ accommodations and disability-related information.