1. Every student with a disability has the right to:
    1. Equal access to education, student activities, services, and resources at UM;
    2. Reasonable and effective accommodations and services;
    3. Maintain confidentiality regarding disability information, including the right to choose to whom the disclosure of disability is made;
    4. Receive information in reasonably accessible formats;
    5. Make complaints and suggestions about the disability support service.
  1. Every student with a disability has the responsibility to:
    1. Meet the academic standard at UM;
    2. Self-identify as a student with a disability if seeking disability accommodations and services;
    3. Provide current medical diagnosis and evaluation verifying the nature and severity of the disability;
    4. Explain to the staff and faculty members his/her special needs and what services and accommodations are requested;
    5. Follow the arrangement of services and accommodations accordingly when agreed upon.

 

  1. The University has the right to:
    1. Request current medical diagnosis and evaluation from professionals in order to verify the eligibility for our disability support service;
    2. Decline requests of services and accommodations when the disability documentation does not provide sufficient proof of a specific disability, or warrant any special services or accommodations;
    3. Decline requests of services and accommodations that are inappropriate or unreasonable on the following grounds:
      • The requests pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others; 
      • The requests pose an undue financial or administrative burden to the University.
  1. The University has the responsibility to:
    1. Provide equal access to education, university life activities and services for students with a disability;
    2. Provide appropriate services and accommodations based on the level of impairment and special needs of the individual based on the evaluation of the disability documentation;
    3. Maintain the confidentiality of any students seeking the disability support service.