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Rights and Responsibilities

Rights and Responsibilities of UCD Students


  • To an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from courses, programs, services or activities offered through the college;
  • To an equal opportunity to work, to learn, and to receive reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services;
  • To appropriate confidentiality of disability-related information except as disclosures are required/permitted by law;
  • To information, reasonably available, in accessible formats;
  • To file an informal or formal complaint or grievance if a violation of rights is suspected.


  • To meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for courses, programs, services, or activities;
  • To self-identify as an individual with a disability and request accommodation(s) in a timely manner (see chart);
  • To demonstrate and/or document (from a licensed professional) how the disability limits participation in courses, programs, services, or activities;
  • To follow operational procedures for obtaining information, services and reasonable accommodations;
  • To contact a DRS staff member if reasonable accommodations are not implemented in a timely manner.

Rights and Responsibilities of The University of Colorado Denver Disability Resources and Services Office


  • To request and receive documentation that supports current requests for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary services;
  • To evaluate and/or identify functional limitations of the student’s disability to determine appropriate academic adjustments and accommodations needed for courses, programs, services and university activities;
  • To deny a request for reasonable accommodation, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary services if the documentation demonstrates that they are not warranted or if the individual fails to provide appropriate documentation;
  • To select among equally effective, reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services;
  • To deny a request for an unreasonable accommodation, adjustment, and/or auxiliary service or one that imposes an undue hardship or fundamental alteration of a program or activity of the university;


  • To ensure that qualified students receive accommodation and/or academic adjustments for courses, programs, activities and services in the most integrated and appropriate settings;
  • To provide information, upon request, to students with disabilities in accessible formats;
  • To evaluate each request for an accommodation on an individual basis
  • To maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication except where disclosures are permitted/required by law.

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