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Health and Counseling Services

Office of Disability Services 

Information for Students

All Winthrop University students are responsible for meeting the qualifications set forth by the University for its courses, programs, services, and activities. Students with disabilities are responsible for their own academic achievements and for meeting and maintaining the essential academic standards of the University. Each student must be responsible for class attendance, assignments, and all other course materials.

Student Rights

As a student with a disability, you have the right to:

  • Appeal decisions regarding accommodation and services
  • Equal access to facilities, programs, and activities offered through the University
  • Expect all disability-related information will be handled confidentially
  • Receive appropriate and reasonable accommodations/services for documented disabilities

Student Responsibilities

As a student with a disability, you have the responsibility to:

  • Actively participate in the accommodation process by maintaining contact with ODS professional staff. Active participation includes using accommodations as defined, working with your professors and the Test Center staff to arrange for test-taking accommodations when appropriate, and notifying ODS professional staff of any changes in your diagnosis or accommodation needs as they arise
  • Identify yourself to professors with a "Professor Notification Letter" provided by ODS. Discuss details of appropriate academic accommodations, obtain the professor's signature on the "Receipt of Notification Form", and return it to ODS within two weeks of intake appointment
  • Maintain the same expected academic level as students without disabilities, attend class, and provide timely notification of specific needs
  • Meet and maintain the essential academic standards set forth by the University and adhere to the Student Conduct Code
  • Meet with ODS professional staff for an intake appointment in a timely manner to review documentation and discuss appropriate, reasonable accommodations
  • Meet with ODS professional staff periodically to discuss progress and any problems that may arise throughout the semester
  • Notify the ODS professional staff of any difficulties in securing needed accommodations as soon as the difficulty arises
  • Notify the Office of Disability Services (ODS) of your disability-related accommodations needs in a timely manner
  • Provide appropriate documentation of your disability and accommodation needs prior to receiving request 
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