Rights & Responsibilities


Students who have engaged with SAS and completed the interactive process may be eligible to receive academic accommodations and services. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive prior to completing the interactive process with our office.


Students with disabilities have the following rights:

  • Reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to the College of Arts and Sciences curriculum, programs and activities, and the programs and activities of Dartmouth College
  • Disclosure of disability status in order to request and receive reasonable accommodations
  • Appropriate privacy regarding disability-related information (see confidentiality)
  • Engagement of the alternative resolution and/or the institutional grievance procedure to address disability accommodation discrimination
  • Non-discrimination by Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students


Students with disabilities have the following responsibilities:

  • With or without reasonable accommodations, meet the qualifications for and fulfill the essential institutional standards for courses, programs, and activities
  • Self-identify as an individual with a disability and follow published procedures for engaging in the interactive process to obtain reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, assistive technology, auxiliary aids, and services in a timely manner.  See Apply for Services for more information
  • Provide necessary documentation to establish disability and the need for accommodation to participate in courses, programs, services, and activities
  • Recognize that accommodations are not retroactive and academic performance prior to disclosing a disability and engaging in the interactive process may remain unchanged
  • Request accommodations from faculty, staff, or administration in a timely manner.
  • Consistent with Dartmouth's Standards of Conduct, accurately portray accommodation needs to faculty and when taking tests at the A11y Testing Center, whose guidelines and policies you are also expected to follow.