RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Students with disabilities at Gardner-Webb University have the right to:
  • equal access to courses, programs, services, activities, jobs and facilities offered through the University
  • equal opportunity to work and to learn, and to receive reasonable accommodations
  • appropriate confidentiality of all information regarding their disability (ies) and to choose to whom information about their disability (ies) will be disclosed, except disclosures that are required or permitted by law
  • information avalable in accessible formats

Students with disabilities at Gardner-Webb University have the responsibility to:

  • meet qualifications and maintain essential standards for course, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities
  • identify themselves as an individual with a disability when an accommodation is needed and to seek information, counseling and assistance
  • provide documentation (from an appropriate professional) that states how the disability limits their participation in courses, programs, services, jobs, activities and facilities;
  • follow institutional procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations
  • secure personal independent living aids or provide for other personal disability related needs
  • assume personal responsibility for meeting with faculty, requesting assistance through supplemental service, and meeting university standards

Gardner-Webb University has the right to:

  • identify and establish essential functions, abilities, skills, knowledge and standards for courses, services, jobs, activities and facilities and to evaluate faculty, staff and students on this basis
  • request and receive current documentation that supports the need for accommodations
  • deny a request for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services if the documentation demonstrates that the request is not warranted, or if the individual fails to provide appropriate documentation

Gardner-Webb University has the responsibility to:

  • provide information to students with disabilities in accessible formats upon request
  • ensure that courses, programs,  services, jobs, activities and facilities, when viewed in their entirety, are available and usable
  • provide or arrange reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services for students with disabilities in courses, programs,  services, jobs, activities and facilities
  • maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication
  • provide accommodations to ensure equal access, not to guarantee success in academics