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Disability Support Services
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372

Phone/Voice: 910.521.6695
Fax:
910.521.6891
TTY: 910.521.6490
Email:
dss@uncp.edu

Location: D.F. Lowry Building, Room 107
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Rights and Responsibilities of People with Disabilities

People with disabilities at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke have the RIGHT to:

    • Equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities offered through the university;
    • An equal opportunity to work and to learn and to receive reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services;
    • Appropriate confidentiality of all information regarding their disability and to choose to whom, outside of UNC-P, information about their disability will be disclosed, except as disclosures are required or permitted by law;
    • Information which is reasonably available in accessible formats.

People with disabilities at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke have the RESPONSIBILITY to:

    • Meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities;
    • Identify themselves as individuals with disabilities when accommodations are needed and seek information, counsel, and assistance, as necessary;
    • Demonstrate and/or document from an appropriate professional how the disability limits their participation in courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities; and,
    • Follow published procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services.

Rights and Responsibilities of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke UNC-P has the RIGHT to:

    • Identify and establish essential functions, abilities, skills, knowledge and standards for courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities and to evaluate students on this basis;
    • Request and receive, through Disability Support Services, current documentation that supports requests for accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services;
    • Deny a request for accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and/or services if the documentation demonstrates that the request is not warranted or if the individual fails to provide appropriate documentation;
    • Select among equally effective accommodations, adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services;
    • Refuse an unreasonable accommodation, adjustment, and/or auxiliary aid and/or service that imposes a fundamental alteration on a program or activity of the university.

UNC-P has the RESPONSIBILITY to:

    • Provide information to faculty, staff, students, and guests 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 in the most integrated and appropriate setting;
    • Evaluate students and applicants on their abilities and not their disabilities;
    • 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, except where permitted or required by law.

2.1 It is the policy of UNC Pembroke to provide a notice for ADAAA access as required by federal law on all syllabi.  The following ADAAA Access Statement must appear on all course syllabi:

2.1.a.In post-secondary school settings, academic accommodations are not automatic; to receive accommodations, students must make a formal request and must supply documentation from a qualified professional to support that request. Students who believe they qualify must contact Disability Support Services (DSS) in DF Lowry Building, Room 107 or call 910-521-6695 to begin the accommodation process. All discussions remain confidential.  Accommodations cannot be provided retroactively. More information for students about the services provided by DSS and the accommodation process may be found at: http://www.uncp.edu/dss/

 

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