Know your rights and responsibilities regarding disability accommodations.

If you have a disability, you have every right to request an accommodation. It’s all about providing you with the equal access that all Wingate University students should have. Whether you’re an undergrad, graduate student or in the professional or satellite campus programs, you have the same right to equal access.

Make sure you know all of your rights and responsibilities regarding disability accommodations.

Student Rights

  1. Students with disabilities have the right to request accommodations, ensuring equal access to courses, course content, programs, services and facilities. This is done by contacting the Office of Disability Support Services, located in the Academic Resource Center on the second floor of the library.
  2. As a student, you have the right to confidentiality regarding disability-related information and disclosure of information except when required or permitted by law.
  3. As a student, you have the right to file a grievance if you believe there has been unfair or discriminatory treatment because of your disability.

Student Responsibilities

  1. As a student, you are not required to disclose your disability status. However, as stated in the Guidelines to Documentation, if you are a student seeking academic and/or non-academic accommodations relative to your disability, you are responsible for providing the appropriate documentation to the Office of Disability Support Services. This must be provided in a timely manner to allow sufficient time for faculty/staff to arrange for appropriate modifications.
  2. Students seeking accommodations are responsible for providing the Office of Disability Support Services a written request for specific accommodations.
  3. Students have the responsibility to meet minimum qualifications and maintain essential standards for courses, programs, services, campus jobs, activities, conduct and facilities.

Wingate University’s Responsibility

Wingate University recognizes that, in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the university has obligations to provide an equal opportunity to students who qualify based on a disability and the impact of that disability on functional limitations allowing equal access.

Wingate University recognizes that it:

  1. May not discriminate against any student on the basis of disability
  2. Must provide accommodations for students who qualify with an appropriately documented disability and accompanying functional limitations
  3. May deny a request for accommodation if the student fails to provide appropriate documentation; the documentation does not demonstrate the need for accommodation; the cost of the requested accommodation would result in an undue burden; and/or if the requested accommodation would fundamentally alter an essential aspect of the program, course or service
  4. Must have specific procedures in place to address grievances

Types of Accommodations

Academic accommodations are related to learning and evaluation in an academic program or particular class. Examples include, but are not limited to, extended time for tests, note-taking support, using a computer to type an essay test or using an interpreter in class.

Non-academic accommodations relate to university activities, jobs, facilities and services that are not otherwise considered academic. Examples are removal of physical barriers, housing placement, use of a service animal or use of an interpreter. Other examples include modifications for participation in university activities and services such as university committee meetings and judicial proceedings.

Contact Us

We’re here for you. If you have questions about your rights and responsibilities regarding disability accommodations, stop by the Academic Resource Center on the second floor of the library. You can also e-mail or call Director of the Academic Resource Center and Student Success Office Kristin Wharton at 704-233-8366.