Rights and Responsibilities

Students Rights

Students with disabilities at MGA have the right to:

  • Equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities offered by the university;
  • Equal opportunity to work, learn, and receive accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services;
  • Confidentiality of information regarding their disability as applicable laws allow;
  • Information available in accessible formats.

Student Responsibilities

Students with disabilities at MGA have the responsibility to:

  • Meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for the programs, courses, services, activities, and facilities;
  • Identify to Disability Support Services as having a disability in order to receive accommodations and to seek information, counsel and assistance as necessary;
  • Provide documentation to Disability Support Services from a qualified professional about how their disability limits participation in courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities;
  • Follow procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids from the MGA disability website.

University Rights:

MGA has the right to:

  • Identify and establish essential functions, abilities, skills, knowledge, and standards for courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities and to evaluate faculty, staff, and students on this basis;
  • Request and receive, through Disability Support Services, current documentation from a qualified professional that supports requests for accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services.
  • Deny a request for accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services if the documentation does not demonstrate that the request is warranted, or if the individual fails to provide appropriate documentation;
  • Select among equally effective accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services;
  • Refuse to provide an accommodation, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services that imposes a fundamental alteration on a program or activity of the university.

University Responsibilities:

MGA has the responsibility to:

  • Accommodate the known limitations of an otherwise qualified student with a disability;
  • Provide information to faculty, staff, and students with disabilities in accessible formats upon request;
  • Ensure that courses, programs, courses, services, jobs, activities, and facilities, when viewed in their entirety, are available and usable in the most integrated and appropriate settings;
  • Evaluate faculty, staff, students, and applicants on their abilities, not their disabilities;
  • Provide or arrange accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services for faculty, staff, and students with disabilities in courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities;
  • To maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication, except where permitted or required by law;
  • To maintain academic standards by providing accommodations without compromising the content, quality, or level of instruction.