North Dakota State College of Science is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in courses, programs, services, and activities in a timely manner. NDSCS works together with students to identify reasonable accommodations that provide equitable opportunity to participate in educational programs.
- Currently approved students with accommodations need to meet with the Accessibility Coordinator at least once each semester.
The Disability Awareness and Self Advocacy Association (DASAA) is a student led leadership and self-advocacy group for students with disabilities. Meeting times, dates, and location can be requested through Mindi Bessler at 701-671-2623 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
NDSCS views all materials pertaining to a student's disability as confidential. All disability information for each student including documents and correspondence are considered confidential. Access to this information is on a need-to-know basis and only used to assure appropriate accommodations. Student information can be released to faculty members, staff or advisors who are currently working with a student, as this does not disclose the nature of disability.
All written materials obtained by Accessibility Coordinator are:
- Used to verify the disability and plan for appropriate accommodations.
- Maintained in individual files and kept in a secure location available only to the Accessibility Coordinator or supervisor in their absence.
- Equal access to courses, programs, services and activities offered through Northwestern
- Equal opportunity to learn and to receive reasonable necessary accommodations
- Confidentiality of records and communication except where disclosure is necessary to arrange accommodations, required by law, or authorized by the student
- The ability to self-determine whether to seek disability services and whether to disclose disability-related documentation and information
- All rights and privileges afforded other students at NDSCS
- Meet qualifications and maintain NDSCS standards for courses, programs and activities
- Self-identify as having a disability; seek information and assistance in a timely fashion
- Document how the disability limits participation in courses, programs, services and activities
- Follow NDSCS procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations and services
- Contact Accessibility Coordinator with problems or concerns as they arise
- Identify and establish essential functions, abilities, skills, knowledge requirements, and standards for courses, programs and services on which to evaluate students
- Request and receive, current documentation that supports requests or accommodations and auxiliary aids and services)
- Deny requests that lack sufficient documentation
- Refuse unreasonable requests that would create an undue burden on or fundamentally alter a program, course or activity of NDSCS
- When requested, provide information in accessible formats
- Provide reasonable accommodations and services in courses, programs, services and activities
- Maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication except where permitted or required by law or when the student requests that such information be shared
- Work together with students, faculty and staff to resolve problems or concerns in the accommodation process