Rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities at Black Hawk College
In accordance with the Americans w/Disabilities Act of 1990, Amendment Acts of 2008 and 2016, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, students with disabilities and Black Hawk College share the following rights and responsibilities:
Students who attend Black Hawk College have the right to:
- Equal access to all educational opportunities offered at BHC. This includes services, programs, courses, activities, jobs, and facilities;
- Equal opportunity to learn and receive reasonable accommodations and services;
- Confidentiality of all disability documentation as well as the right to decide which parties outside BHC may receive this information, whenever appropriate; and
- Information about services, programs and /or resources available in accessible formats (print, large print, audio, Interpreter, etc.).
Students who attend Black Hawk College have the responsibility to:
- Meet qualification criteria and maintain essential institutional conduct for services, programs, courses, activities, jobs and facilities;
- Provide required and sufficient documentation of disability from an appropriate professional and demonstrates how the disability is limiting in the participation of services, programs, courses, activities, jobs and facilities;
- Identify as a person with a disability when accommodation is needed and seek information, academic/personal counseling and assistance when needed; and
- Follow the appropriate procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations and other services, such as providing the accommodation form from to your instructor, as well as accessing tutoring services.
- Take an active role in making accommodations work (give it your best shot) and in resolving concerns with appropriate professionals.
- Become familiar with all policies and responsibilities outlined in the Disability Services Manual.
Last updated 03/24/2017