Student Rights and Responsibilities
Whether you are a first-time freshman or are transfering from a community college/other university, please keep in mind that the obligations and responsibilities of the University to students with disabilities can be significantly different than those from your previous academic institution.
- Receive appropriate accommodations.
- Participate in academically-related school activities and programs.
- Receive respectful treatment by faculty and staff.
- Privacy and confidentiality.
- Recourse to discrimination against you due to your disability.
SDS practices the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which is a law that protects students' educational records and prevents the improper disclosure of these records. As an SDS student, you must sign a SDS release of information and specify the individual you are authorizing the release of disability-related information. Without your authorization, we will not disclose information to faculty, staff, or parents. To learn more about FERPA and your rights as a student at SDSU, visit the University's Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities.
- Meet with counselors, academic advisors and other appropriate staff to discuss and arrange accommodations.
- Treat faculty, staff, service providers, peers, and students with respect.
- Provide appropriate documentation in a timely manner.
- Notify the Interpreter Coordinator, your SDS Counselor or the SDS office of changes in your schedule including individual class cancellations.
- Request additional and/or incidental accommodations at least one week in advance, including accommodations for field trips, meetings with faculty, and accommodations for Final Exam Week.
- Report interpreter, captionist, or other service provider No-Shows to the Interpreter Coordinators.
- If you experience any conflict with your service provider, contact the Interpreter Coordinators or your SDS Counselor immediately.
For more information visit Student Rights & Responsibilities.