Rock Valley College (RVC) is committed to following Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) as amended in 2008 (ADAAA), and other applicable federal and state regulations and College policies which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. Under these laws, eligible students with a documented disability have a right to receive reasonable accommodations. Students also have responsibilities under these laws.
Rock Valley College (RVC) is committed to student success; however, we do not require students to use accommodations, nor will we provide them unless they have been requested by the student. The student, as a legal adult, is responsible to request appropriate accommodations. The student must take the lead in applying to Disability Support Services (DSS) and submitting requests for accommodations each term through the DSS Accommodations Portal.
Ensuring equal access requires collaboration. Students are expected to work in concert with DSS to specify, arrange, and follow through on accommodations. Should problems occur, students should alert DSS in a timely fashion so that together we can address the problem(s).
Student’s Rights – Students with disabilities who attend RVC have the right to:
1. An equal opportunity to learn. If the location, delivery system, or instructional methodology limits access, participation, or ability to benefit, students have a right to reasonable alterations in those aspects of the course (or program) to accommodate a disability. The accommodation may not fundamentally alter the nature of the program or activity, lower academic standards, present an undue financial or administrative burden on the university, or pose a threat to others or public safety.
2. An equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the academic community. This includes access to services, extra-curricular activities, housing, and transportation at a comparable level as that provided to any student.
Student’s Responsibilities – Students with disabilities shall be responsible for:
Phone: (815) 921-2371
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