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Rights and Responsibilities

UIC is committed to providing equal access to educational opportunities for qualified students with disabilities, in accordance with state and federal laws. To ensure equality of access for students with disabilities, accommodations are provided on a case-by-case, through an interactive process with the DRC.

As a student registering for services with the DRC, it is important to review and know your rights and responsibilities pertaining to disability access.

DRC Students Have the Right to:

  • An equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from programs, courses, employment, services and activities offered through UIC;
  • An equal opportunity to learn and to work, and to receive reasonable and effective accommodations, academic adjustments, and auxiliary aids and services;
  • Appropriate confidentiality of all information regarding their disability and to choose to whom, outside of UIC, information about their disability will be disclosed, except as disclosures are required/permitted by law;
  • Information, reasonably available in accessible formats.

DRC Students have the Responsibility to:

  • Meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for programs, courses, employment, services and activities;
  • Self-identify as an individual with a disability when an accommodation is needed, and to seek information, counsel and assistance as necessary;
  • Demonstrate and/or document from an appropriate professional the existence of a disability and how it limits participation in programs, courses, employment, or activities;
  • Follow UIC's published procedures for obtaining information, services and reasonable accommodations.