Disability Services Rights & Responsibilities

LSU Disability Services has the right to:

  • Request documentation.

    • Receive the appropriate documentation from the student prior to the accommodations being initiated.
  • Grant or deny accommodations.

    • Expect students and faculty to work cooperatively with DS to facilitate academic accommodations.

    • Deny unreasonable academic accommodations, adjustments, and/or auxiliary services. Accommodations cannot impose undue hardship to, or fundamentally alter, a program or activity of the college.

    • Deny academic accommodations/services if appropriate documentation has not been provided.

LSU Disability Services has the responsibility to:

  • Properly handle documentation.

    • Collect, evaluate, securely house disability documentation and determine eligibility for services in a timely manner.

  • Maintain confidentiality.

    • Treat and protect all disability-related information as confidential medical information.

    • Meet with the student privately in an accessible location to discuss disability-related needs.

  • Administer accommodations.

    • Administer exams as directed on the testing form in a secure and monitored environment.

    • Provide appropriate accommodations in collaboration with the instructor and student.

    • Provide print materials in accessible format once the faculty member and student identifies them.

  • Communicate.

    • Communicate procedures clearly to the student and faculty.

  • Advocate.

    • Assist students with disabilities in understanding their strengths and functional limitations.

    • Provide them with skills to become self-advocates.