Eastern Florida State College | Rights & Responsibilities

Rights and Responsibilities: The student/college partnership

EFSC students with documented disabilities have the following rights:
  1. Equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities available through the college.
  2. Reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services determined on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Appropriate confidentiality of all information pertaining to his/her disability with the choice of whom to disclose his/her disability to except as required by law.
  4. Information reasonably available in accessible formats.
EFSC students with disabilities have the responsibility to:
  1. Meet EFSC’s qualifications and essential technical, academic, and institutional standards.
  2. Identify themselves in a timely manner as an individual with a disability when seeking an accommodation.
  3. Provide documentation from an appropriate professional source that verifies the nature of the disability, functional limitations, and the need for specific accommodations.
  4. Follow specific procedures for obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services.

Institutional Rights and Responsibilities

EFSC, through its SAIL department, has the right to:
  1. Maintain the college’s academic standards.
  2. Request the student provide current and complete documentation from an appropriate professional source to verify the need for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services.
  3. With the student’s signed consent, discuss the student’s need for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services with the professional providing the documentation.
  4. Select among equally effective and appropriate accommodations, adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services in consultation with the student.
  5. Decline a request for accommodations, adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services if the needed documentation is not provided, does not identify a specific disability, fails to verify the need for the requested services, or is not provided in a timely manner.
  6. Disallow an accommodation, adjustment, and/or auxiliary aid and service that is inappropriate or unreasonable including any that:
    • poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others;
    • constitutes a substantial change or alteration to an essential element of a course or program; or
    • pose undue financial or administrative burden on the college.
EFSC, through its SAIL staff, has the responsibility to:
  1. Provide information regarding policies and procedures to students with disabilities and assure its availability in accessible formats upon request.
  2. Assist students with disabilities who self-identify and meet the college criteria for eligibility to receive reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids determined on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids for students with disabilities in a timely manner upon request and when all documentation has been received and reviewed.
  4. Maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication concerning students with disabilities except where disclosure is required by law or authorized by the student.
  5. Inform students with disabilities of EFSC policies and procedures for filing an informal and/or formal grievance with the college and/or through external agencies (e.g., Office of Civil Rights)