Students

Welcome to the Students Page

The University of New Hampshire and Disability Services for Students take great pride in promoting the development of student self-reliance and the personal independence necessary to succeed in a university climate. We seek to create a comprehensively accessible environment where students are viewed on a basis of ability, not disability.

The University of New Hampshire believes that students have the right and also the responsibility to determine whether or not to use support services. In keeping with this objective, students are expected and encouraged to utilize the resources of Disability Services for Students to the degree they determine necessary.

We invite you to connect with us to learn first-hand about the variety of options available to students with disabilities.

 


 

Students Rights and Responsibilities 

Students with disabilities who attend UNH have the right  to...

•     equal access to services, programs, courses, activities, jobs and facilities at the college.

•     equal opportunity to learn, and receive reasonable accommodations.

•     appropriate confidentiality of all information regarding their disability.

•     information about services and programs available in accessible formats (print, large print, audio, Braille or e-text).

 

Students with disabilities who attend UNH have the responsibility  to...

•     meet qualification criteria and maintain essential institutional conduct for services, programs, courses, activities, and facilities.

•     provide documentation from an appropriate professional that demonstrates how the disability is limiting in the participation of services, programs, courses, activities, and facilities.

•     identify as a person with a disability when an accommodation is needed and seek information, academic/personal counseling, and assistance when needed.

•     follow the appropriate procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations, services, and assistive technology.

 

UNH’s Rights and Responsibilities 

UNH has the right  to...

•     identify and establish standards for courses, programs, services, activities and facilities and to evaluate students on this basis.

•     request and receive, through Disability Services for Student (DSS), current documentation that supports the need for accommodation, services, and/or           assistive technology.

•     deny requests for accommodation, services, and/or assistive technology if the documentation provided does not demonstrate such a need or if documentation is not provided or is inappropriate.

•     select among equally effective accommodations, adjustments and/or auxiliary aides or services.

•     deny an unreasonable request for an accommodation, service, and assistive technology that fundamentally alters any course, assessment, program or activity at the University.

 

UNH has the responsibility  to...

  • ensure that courses, programs, services, activities and facilities, when viewed in their entirety, are available and useable in the most integrated and appropriate settings.
  • view community members based on their ability and not their disability. 
  • provide or arrange reasonable accommodations, services, and/or assistive technology for people with disabilities in services, programs, courses, activities, and facilities.  Some accommodations require advance notice, such as materials in alternative format such as Braille or other forms of conversion, sign language interpreting or CART. UNH has the discretion to select the effective accommodation that will be provided and deemed reasonable.
  • maintain confidentiality of documentation and other personal information except where deemed necessary or permitted or required by law to make disclosure.
  • provide information to people with disabilities in accessible formats when requested.

 

The University of New Hampshire is committed to providing appropriate accommodations and services to students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 including changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.  Contact the Affirmative Action and Equity Office, Section 504/ADA Compliance Officer (603-862-2930 voice/tty) if you believe your rights have been violated.