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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.