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Student Rights and Responsibilities

The framework of our partnership for your success.

Students must be willing to recognize their disability and then utilize the reasonable accommodations they need. This may mean adjusting attitudes and goals, or learning new ways to get organized. Using Disability Support Services is one important way to help create success.

The Accommodations Specialist will notify faculty members that a student is eligible for accommodations. However, it is the student's responsibility to inform the faculty member of their intention to utilize specific accommodations and at what specific times they wish to receive them. The accommodations notification process is conducted in this manner to respect students intentions of exercising or forgoing accommodations, yet notifying faculty of the right to receive an accommodation if a student requests.

Students with disabilities are responsible for notifying the college of their disabilities if they wish to have accommodations provided. Neither Nicolet nor Disability Support Services requires students with disabilities to register with them. Accommodation requests must be made with Disability Support Services, and specific documentation must be provided verifying the disability.

After the student has registered with Disability Support Services, and if specific accommodations are requested, Disability Support Services will contact faculty members before or at the beginning of the semester to inform them of the student's particular needs. Students need to act in a timely manner to permit instructors time to plan for the accommodations requested.

Students with disabilities must maintain the same academic standards and maintain the same appropriate behavior as students without disabilities.


Grievance and Appeal Process

If a current or prospective student disagrees with a decision regarding some aspect of their disabilities request, they may appeal the decision to the Director of Human Resources or designee within 30 calendar days using the following procedure: The appeal must be in writing, stating the reason for the disagreement.

This written appeal should be submitted to: Director of Human Resources Nicolet College PO Box 518 Rhinelander, WI 54501 For more information, call the Human Resources Office at 715.365.4450.