Institutional Rights & Responsibilities
Marlboro College, through the Office of Disability Services, has the right to:
- Maintain the College’s academic standards.
- Request current documentation from a student completed by an appropriate professional source to verify the need for reasonable accommodation.
- Discuss a student’s need for reasonable accommodations with the professional source of his/her documentation with the student’s signed consent.
- Select among equally effective and appropriate accommodations in consultation with the student.
- Deny a request for accommodations if the documentation does not identify a specific disability, fails to verify the need for the requested service, or is not provided in a timely manner.
- Refuse to provide an accommodation that is inappropriate or unreasonable including any that poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others, constitutes a substantial change or alteration to an essential element of a course or program, or poses undue financial or administrative burden on the College.
Marlboro College, through the Office of Disability Services, has the responsibility to:
- Ensure that the College courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities are offered in the most integrated and appropriate settings.
- Provide information regarding policies and procedures, including grievance procedure, to students with disabilities and assure its availability in accessible format upon request.
- Evaluate students on their abilities, not their disabilities.
- Provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities upon a timely request by a student.
- Maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communications concerning students with disabilities except where disclosure is required by law or authorized by the student.
- Assist students who self-identify and meet the College’s criteria for eligibility to receive appropriate accommodations determined on a case-by-case basis.