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Qualified Persons with Disability

To benefit from the protections of the ADA and Section 504, the person must be qualified and disabled. A person with a disability is one who either:

1. Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity;

2. Has a record or history of such an impairment; or

3. Is regarded as having such impairment.

To be qualified, the disabled person must meet the academic and technical standards for admission to or participation in the University’s education program or activity.

DS offers support services to any qualified student who presents appropriate forms of documentation for disability and who requests such services. It is each student’s responsibility to make use of these services. Each student is reminded that he or she is ultimately responsible for his or her academic success and / or failure. Each student must take the initiative to use time, facilities, and support services in a productive manner. Each student is responsible for his or her own work and grade in each course.

Also, the DS program offers direction in securing guidance in academic and personal matters. Again, it is each student’s responsibility to make use of these services.

It is the responsibility of each student to know and abide by all DS and other University policies, rules, and regulations. Each student must take the initiative to familiarize him / herself with these policies, rules, and regulations. Failure to do so will not exclude the student from reprimand, punishment, or any other consequence of violating any DS or other University policy, rule, or regulation.

DS is one program in the Roosevelt University system. All DS staff and students adhere to all University policies. DSS will not be held responsible for acts of misconduct committed by any student.