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Office of Academic Services

2nd level of the Phillips Memorial Library
Phone: 401-865-2494

For additional information:
Jennifer Rivera
Assistant Director for Disability Support Services
Phillips Memorial Library, Room 227
Phone: 401-865-1121
Email: jrivera@providence.edu

Chelsea Horblitt
Graduate Assistant for Disability Support Services
Phillips Memorial Library, Room 228
Phone: 401-865-1215
Email: chorblit.ga@providence.edu

​​Rights and Responsibilities of Students and Providence College

Providence College students and Providence College, the institution, each have rights and responsibilities related to disability support services:

 

Students' Rights

  • Equal access to courses, programs, facilities, services, jobs, and activities offered by the College
  • Reasonable accommodations, modifications, and/or auxiliary aids as determined on a case-by-case basis 

Students' Responsibilities

  • Provide appropriate documentation of the disability prepared by professionals within the field that clearly identifies the disability, resulting limitations, and the need for specific accommodations
  • Disclose the disability (by furnishing documentation) and a request for accommodations to the Office of Academic Services (OAS) in a timely manner
  • Meet the College’s academic and technical standards
  • Do not abuse services (e.g., receiving notes and not attending class, arriving late to scheduled exams, etc.) – abuse may result in termination of services, determined on a case-by-case basis

Providence College's Rights

  • Request current documentation from students prepared by professionals within the field that clearly identifies the disability, resulting limitations, and the need for specific accommodations
  • Deny an accommodation request that is unreasonable, poses a threat to self or others, fundamentally alters the nature of a course or program, or poses undue financial burden to the College  
  • Maintain the College’s academic standards  
  • Provide accommodations from the time of disclosure and not retroactively. 

Providence College's Responsibilities

  • Provide equal access to courses, programs, facilities, services, jobs, and activities offered by the College
  • Provide approved accommodations for students in a timely manner
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding the nature of the student’s disability/documentation unless the student authorizes disclosure
  • Maintain documentation on file for a minimum of four (4) years; documentation may be destroyed after four years from the student’s date of separation from the College
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