Rights and Responsibilities of Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State University has the right to:

  • Identify and establish essential functions, disabilities, skills, knowledge, and standards for courses, programs, services, jobs, academic-related activities; and to evaluate students on this basis;
  • Deny a request for accommodations if the documentation does not  demonstrate the request is warranted, or if the individual fails to provide appropriate documentation;
  • Select among equally-effective accommodations; and/or
  • Refuse accommodation(s) that impose a fundamental alteration on a program, service, or activity of the University.

Metropolitan State University has the responsibility to:

  • Provide information in accessible formats to students with abilities upon request;
  • Ensure that university programs, services, and activities are available in the most integrated settings;
  • Evaluate students and prospective students on their abilities and not their disabilities;
  • Provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities to fully participate in university life.
  • Maintain confidentiality of records except where permitted or required by law.

Rights and Responsibilities of Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities have the right to:

  • Equal access to all parts of university life;
  • Information available in accessible formats; and
  • Confidentiality of all information regarding their disabilities, and the right to choose to whom the information about
    their disabilities will be disclosed, except as required or permitted by law.

Students with disabilities have the responsibility to:

  • Meet qualifications and maintain essential standards for courses, programs, services, and activities;
  • Self identify as an individual with a disability when accommodations are needed, and to seek information and assistance as necessary;
  • Document how the disability limits participation in university life; and
  • Follow published procedures for obtaining accommodations.