Rights and Responsibilities

 Students Rights and Responsibilities

As a student with a disability attending Georgia State University, what services do I have the right to receive?

  • Reasonable academic accommodations based on appropriate documentation.
  • Equal access to an education.
  • Equal and fair treatment.
  • Confidentiality in all matters of your documentation and educational record.

As a student with a disability at Georgia State University, what are my responsibilities?

  • Request academic accommodations in a timely manner relative to the semester that you plan to attend.
  • Self Advocacy.
  • Provide appropriate documentation of your disability.
  • Meet privately with faculty to discern how your academic accommodations will be facilitated.

University Rights and Responsibilities

  • The university has certain rights and responsibilities as well. These rights are executed primarily through Disability Services and by members of the faculty.

What rights does Disability Services have?

  • They can ask students to meet with staff members.
  • Request appropriate documentation of a disability.

What responsibilities does Disability Services have in order to ensure that I receive equal and fair treatment at Georgia State?

  • Work with students in determining reasonable academic accommodations on a case-by-case basis.
  • Teach advocacy skills to students.
  • Act as a mediator and advocate for students when appropriate.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the student.
  • Refer students to appropriate campus or community resources.

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

What rights do faculty members have?

  • Request verification of eligibility for academic accommodations.
  • Consult with Disability Services regarding student academic accommodations when appropriate.
  • Expect students with disabilities to meet the same academic standards as their peers.

What responsibilities do faculty members have?

  • Meet with students confidentially to discuss their disability related needs and accommodations.
  • Provide classroom materials in an alternative format when documentation supports the request.
  • Consult with Disability Services to develop appropriate academic accommodations.