Each student must meet or exceed the essential requirements of Dartmouth and its programs with or without appropriate accommodations. Students have the right to refuse any accommodation offered, and accept the responsibility for any consequences of such decisions. Thus, students are not required to register with Student Accessibility Services, identify themselves to instructors, staff, or other students as having a disability, or accept accommodations they do not need or want.
However, if students wish to compete with their peers on a level playing field and if they wish to enjoy their right to access and equality, they must advocate for those rights. There is no civil rights protection for individuals who do not identify themselves and request the appropriate accommodations. Students with disabilities or who are concerned they may have an unidentified disability are encouraged to consider the following actions:
Every member of the Dartmouth community must share in the responsibility to create an environment in which individuals are able to ask the question “What about access?” and raise concerns without fear of retaliation. Each faculty and staff member has the following responsibilities in providing access to Dartmouth:
Dartmouth will meet the following responsibilities:
Last Updated: 11/25/15