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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Accessibility Services exists to foster access to students with disabilities so students are able to achieve their educational aspirations. These rights and responsibilities have been documented to work together towards that goal.

Rights

  • The right to be treated with dignity and respect by all members of the St. Cloud State University community.
  • Equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities offered by the university.
  • Equal opportunity to learn, work and receive accommodations and services.
  • Confidentiality of information regarding their disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • The right to receive high quality services and assistance in accordance with our policies and procedures

General Responsibilities

  • Self-identify disability status to Student Accessibility Services.
  • Provide recent documentation regarding disability related functional limitations.
  • Self-advocate for necessary accommodations when meeting with the SAS director.
  • Notify the SAS office of any schedule changes after initial registration, if they affect your accommodations.
  • Complete a Semester Accommodation Request form after registering for courses, prior to each semester. 
  • Complete other forms as appropriate for the accommodation (i.e. Exam Scheduling, Supplemental Note Taker) in a timely manner.
  • Abide by SAS policies and procedures.
  • Communicate any grievances in a timely manner.
  • Meet and maintain academic qualifications and essential institutional standards as expected of an SCSU student.
  • Follow the university’s Student Code of Conduct.

Accessibility Services Appeal and Complaint Procedure

Procedure for Filing an Appeal of Documentation Rejection or Accommodation Request

When you have been notified by the Student Accessibility Services Director that your documentation or accommodation has been rejected, you have the right to appeal.

  1. Request a meeting with the SAS Director to discuss the decision you would like to appeal.
  2. After the meeting with the SAS Director, if you would still like to appeal, please submit your appeal in writing to Dr. Feng-Ling Johnson, Dean of University College and Associate Vice President for Student Success at feng-ling.johnson@stcloudstate.edu 

Procedure for Filing Student Complaints

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) was enacted to protect individuals with disabilities against the problems of discrimination in such critical areas as employment, housing, public accommodation, education, transportation, communication, health services, and access to public service. More information regarding the ADA can be found here https://www.ada.gov/

If you are feeling that the quality of service by Student Accesssibility Services does not meet SCSU expectations, you have the right to file a complaint. To file a complaint:

  1. Request a meeting with the SAS Director to discuss your concerns.
  2. After the meeting with the SAS Director, if you feel like your concerns have not been addressed, please submit your complaint in writing to Dr. Feng-Ling Johnson, Dean of University College and Associate Vice President for Student Success at feng-ling.johnson@stcloudstate.edu 

Procedure for Filing a Discrimination Complaint Based on Disability

The ADA requires SCSU to adopt and publish complaint procedures. An individual who believes they have been discriminated against on the basis of disability can file a complaint with the Office of Equity and Affirmative Action.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination notify the Office for Institutional Equity & Access in person or in writing, and provide the following information:

  1. The issue involved in the alleged discriminatory act
  2. Identification of the complaining party’s alleged disability
  3. The date of the alleged discriminatory act(s)
  4. Details of what allegedly occurred
  5. Identification of witnesses who have knowledge of the alleged discrimination

If it is determined that law and/or SCSU policy was violated, a remedy to the problem will be offered. If it is determined that there was no violation, the complainant will be informed, and other options for possible resolution of the complaint will be explained.

Contact Information

Student Accessibility Services       
320-308-4080      
Centennial Hall 202

University College
320-308-5272      
Centennial Hall 233

Office for Institutional Equity & Access      
320-308-5123       
Administrative Services 121