Student Rights and Responsibilities

hadicap signQualified students with disabilities have the right to an equal opportunity to participate in programs offered through The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Students who choose to exercise these rights have the responsibility to initiate and participate in the accommodation process. Recognizing this, students:

  • Have a responsibility to identify themselves as needing accommodation in a timely fashion. The student must provide documentation from an appropriate licensed professional.
  • Have a responsibility to document how their disability affects a particular delivery system, instructional method, or evaluation criteria when requesting accommodation.
  • Have a responsibility to actively participate in the search for accommodations and auxiliary aids.
  • Have the responsibility of notifying their instructors of their disability and providing them with letters of accommodation (LOAs).
  • Have the responsibility to communicate to their professors their individual needs and work with the professor on methods of accommodation.
  • Have the responsibility to schedule proctored exams with the Testing Services Center (or in special situations with DSS) one week in advance of test date.
  • Have the same obligation as any student to meet and maintain the institution's rigorous academic and technical standards.
  • Have a right to be evaluated based on their ability, not their disability. If their disability affects the outcome of an evaluation method they are entitled to an evaluation by alternate means.
  • Are entitled to an equal opportunity to learn. If the location, delivery system or instructional methodology limits their access, participation, or ability to benefit, they have a right to reasonable alterations (to be determined by University officials) in those aspects of the course (or program) to accommodate their disability.
  • Are entitled to an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of the academic community at a comparable level that is provided to any student.
  • Have a right to appeal decisions concerning accommodations.