It can be helpful for parents to provide support for students, but it is solely the student’s responsibility to request for their accommodations. Our office encourages students to be able to engage in self-advocacy, grow in their experience, and prepare them for opportunities to utilize those experiences in the future.
The main differences are that the student is responsible for requesting accommodations, the student is responsible for disclosing their disability, and the institution provides students reasonable accommodations, ensuring that the student is not being discriminated against. For more differences, check out our Transition from High School to College page.
Yes. In order for us to share any information outside of the institution, students must complete the FERPA Authorization to Release Information form, providing permission for Student Accessibility Services to communicate with anyone outside of the university.
All requests for accommodations must come from the student.
The student’s role as a college student is no different than any other student on our campus. Their role is to develop and mature as young scholars into well-equipped, knowledgeable adults.