Rights and Responsibilities

Nevada State College is committed to ensuring access and equal opportunity for students with disabilities to NSC academic experiences, classrooms, labs, and extracurricular activities. This process is a collaborative effort among RSCD, students, and faculty. All participants have a role to play in making education and activities accessible. Understanding your rights and responsibilities is essential to the process of access and accommodations.

Students with disabilities have the right to:

  • Equal access to programs, activities, and services at Nevada State College.
  • Information that is available in accessible formats.
  • Reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services that are determined on an individual basis.
  • Confidentiality of information relating to disability issues.
  • Engagement with NSC faculty, administration and staff that is respectful. 
  • Appeal decisions regarding the determination or provision of accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services, or other concerns regarding equal access to the College's programs and services (See the Grievance Policy for Students with Disabilities).

Students with disabilities have the responsibility to:

  • Self-identify in a timely manner to DRC when accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services are needed and to seek information, counsel, and assistance as necessary (For more information, see Requesting Accommodations here).
  • Participate through interactive discussion with the DRC Director in the determination of reasonable accommodations, on a case-by-case, class-by-class basis.
  • Provide documentation of disability, if the student is requesting disability support services (For more information, visit our Documentation of Disability policy).
  • Request necessary accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services in a timely manner.
  • Follow guidelines established for obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services (For more information, see Accommodations ).
  • Meet the College's academic and institutional standards.
  • Abide by the Nevada State College Code of Conduct.

DRC has the right to:

  • Request necessary documentation to verify the need for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services.
  • Determine effective accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services in an interactive consultation with the student, and on a case-by-case basis.
  • Refuse to provide an accommodation, auxiliary aid, and/or academic adjustment that is inappropriate or unreasonable in such a manner as to 1) pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others, 2) constitute a substantial change to an essential element of a course or program or to the manner in which the course or program is offered, or 3) pose an undue financial or administrative burden on the College.
  • Maintain the College's academic and institutional standards.
  • Maintain the Nevada State College Code of Conduct.

DRC has the responsibility to:

  • Provide information regarding policies and procedures that is available in accessible formats.
  • Determine reasonable and effective accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services in collaboration with the student through interactive discussion and on a case-by-case basis.
  • Provide or arrange for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services so the student has an equal opportunity and access to participate in courses, programs, activities, and services.
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication regarding student disability issues.

Faculty members have the right to:

  • Request in writing from DRC notification of a student's need for accommodation.
  • Contact DRC to clarify student requests for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services.
  • Determine if an accommodation request meets the academic requirements of the course.
  • Maintain the College's academic and institutional standards.

Faculty members have the responsibility to:

  • Provide reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services in a timely manner.
  • Meet with students privately and confidentially who have provided written notification of their disability via DRC and have made a direct request for accommodation to establish the means of providing accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information regarding disability issues.
  • Refer to DRC those students who request accommodations but have not registered with DRC

Please contact DRC if you need additional information or assistance ( Phone: 702.992.2180 Fax: 702.992.2181 Email: nrcsd@nsc.edu ).

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