Policies, Rights and Responsibilities

North Carolina State University Rights and Responsibilities

Qualified Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors with disabilities that substantially limit a major life activity have the right to:

  • Equal participation in and equal access to the programs, services, benefits and activities of North Carolina State University (NCSU);
  • Reasonable accommodations, academic/work adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services;
  • Confidentiality to the extent allowed by law

Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors with disabilities have the responsibility to:

  • Meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for courses, programs, services, jobs and activities;
  • Identify as an individual with a disability when an accommodation is needed and to seek resources, information, counsel and assistance as necessary with the appropriate office on campus (e.g. Disability Services Office for students, Human Resources for employees)
  • Demonstrate and/or document (from an appropriate professional) how the disability limits their participation in courses, programs, services, jobs and activities; and
  • Follow published procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations, academic/work adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services; or when requesting barrier removal.

NC State has the right to:

  • Establish essential functions, abilities, skills, knowledge and standards for courses, programs, services, jobs and activities or facilities and to evaluate individuals with disabilities on this basis;
  • Determine the appropriate standards in developing, constructing, remodeling and maintaining facilities;
  • Confirm disability status and request and receive current, relevant documentation that supports requests for accommodations, academic/work adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services;
  • Have staff interact with persons with disabilities to determine reasonable accommodations;
  • Select resource options among equally effective accommodations, academic/work adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services;
  • Deny a request for accommodations, academic/work adjustments or auxiliary aids and services, and/or barrier removal in facilities if the documentation does not demonstrate that the request is warranted, if the individual fails to provide appropriate documentation, or if the request is not found to be reasonable given the circumstances of the individual in relation to the situation/setting; and
  • Refuse  accommodations, academic/work adjustment or auxiliary aids and services, and/or facility-related barrier removal requests that impose a fundamental alteration of a program or activity of the university or are an undue burden.

NC State  has the responsibility to:

  • Provide information to faculty, staff, students and visitors 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 settings;
  • Evaluate students, faculty, and staff on the basis of their abilities and not their disabilities;
  • Respond to requests in a timely manner;
  • Provide  reasonable accommodations, academic/work adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services in courses, programs, services, jobs, activities and facilities;
  • Ensure that communications with persons with disabilities are as effective as communications with others;
  • Provide accessible technology if commercially available and reasonably priced; and
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication except where permitted or required by law.

Links to North Carolina State’s Policies, Rules and Regulations:

 

NCSU REG02.20.01 – Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

NCSU REG08.00.11 – Online Course Material Host Requirements

NCSU REG11.40.01 – Grievance Procedure for Undergraduate Students

NCSU REG02.20.07 – Course Syllabus

NCSU REG04.20.06 – Personal Care Attendants for Students With Disabilities

NCSU REG04.20.05 – Service Animals for Persons with Disabilities

NCSU REG02.20.11 – Recording Lectures and Discussions 

NCSU POL11.35.01 – Code of Student Conduct 

NCSU POL04.25.05 – Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

Equal Housing Opportunity

We do business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law (The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988)

It is illegal to Discriminate Against Any Person Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Handicap, Familial Status, or National Origin.

Anyone who feels he or she has been discriminated against may file a complaint of housing discrimination:

  • 1-800-669-9777 (Toll free)
  • 1-800-927-9275 (TTY)

US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Washington, DC 20410

Equal Housing Opportunity Flyer

Contact Info for US Dept of Housing and Urban Development