Student and University Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students with disabilities at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown have the right to:

Disability Services

  • An equal opportunity to access the courses, programs, services, and activities 
  • Request reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, or auxiliary aids and services
  • Appropriate confidentiality of information regarding their disability, except as disclosures are required or permitted by law

Students with disabilities at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown have the responsibility to:

  • Maintain institutional standards for academic performance and conduct
  • Register with Disability Services and request an accommodation
  • Provide appropriate documentation of a disability, including the functional limitation(s) of the disability and the impact on the access to and participation in courses, programs, services and activities 
  • Follow published procedures for requesting accommodations, academic adjustments, or auxiliary aids and services
  • Request, in person, academic accommodations for each term the student is registered

University Rights and Responsibilities

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has the right to:

  • Request and receive, through Disability Services, current documentation that identifies the existence of a disability and explains the functional limitations of the disability
  • Suggest appropriate and reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, or auxiliary aids and services based upon documentation submitted to the office
  • Establish essential requirements and standards for courses, programs, services, or activities 
  • Select equally effective accommodations, adjustments, or auxiliary aids and services
  • Deny an accommodation, adjustment, or auxiliary aid that fundamentally alters a course, program or activities

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has the responsibility to:

  • Review submitted documentation without bias and seek appropriate relevant professional expertise when necessary
  • Confer with the student and other relevant parties when determining accommodations, academic adjustments, or auxiliary aids and services
  • Provide information in accessible formats upon request
  • Respond to requests in a timely manner
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality of documentation and information