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Section 140 - Guidelines Applying to Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability
143.00 Educational Programs, Services, and Activities
143.10 Admissions, Enrollment, and Recruitment
143.11Qualified individuals with disabilities may not, on the basis of disability, be denied admission to the University or enrollment in University classes or participation in University programs, services, or activities, or be subjected to discrimination in the admissions process or in recruitment procedures.
143.12 Admissions or Enrollment
When voluntary action is taken to overcome the effects of conditions that resulted in limited participation in certain programs, services, or activities, pursuant to Section 147.00 of these Guidelines, campuses may invite applicants for admission or enrollment to indicate whether and to what extent they are disabled, provided that:
143.20 Treatment of Students and Participants in University Programs, Services, or Activities
143.21Qualified students with disabilities or participants with disabilities in University programs, services, or activities may not, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any academic, research, occupational training, housing, health insurance, counseling, financial aid, physical education, athletics, recreation, transportation, other extracurricular activity, or other educational program, service, or activity offered by the University.
Health services and insurance plans should be provided to qualified students with disabilities on the same basis as for students without disabilities generally. However, student health centers need not provide specialized services and aids; for example, if a center treats only simple disorders, such as cuts, bruises, and colds, its obligation to students with disabilities is to treat only those same disorders.
143.22Campuses that consider participation by students in education programs, services, or activities not wholly operated by them as part of, or equivalent to, an education program, service, or activity they operate, should assure themselves that the other education program, service, or activity, as a whole, provides an equal opportunity for the participation of qualified individuals with disabilities. For example, in connection with student teaching assignments, campuses may work with elementary or secondary school systems only if their student teaching programs, when viewed in their entirety, offer student teachers with disabilities the same range and quality of choice in assignments offered to student teachers without disabilities.
143.23All programs, services, and activities should be conducted in the most integrated setting appropriate to a disabled individual's needs and to encourage, as appropriate, interaction among all users, including individuals with disabilities. For example, if a campus offers several elementary physics classes, and one such class is moved to the first floor of the science building to accommodate students who use wheelchairs, it would be a violation of this requirement to also concentrate students with disabilities but who are not mobility impaired in this class.
143.30 Academic Adjustments
143.31 Modification of Academic Requirements
Academic requirements should be modified, as necessary and appropriate, to ensure that they do not discriminate or have the effect of discriminating, on the basis of disability, against qualified applicants or students with disabilities. As appropriate, modifications may include changes in the length of time permitted for the completion of degree requirements, substitution or waiver of specific courses required for the completion of the requirements, and adaptation of the manner in which specific courses are conducted. For example, a campus may permit an otherwise qualified student who is deaf to substitute a music history class for a required class in music appreciation, or the campus could modify the manner in which the music appreciation course is conducted for the student who is deaf.
Academic requirements that are determined by the Academic Senate to be essential to programs of instruction or for any directly related licensing requirement are not regarded as discriminatory.
143.32 Course Examinations
In course examinations or other procedures for evaluating students' academic achievement, methods should be provided, as appropriate, for evaluating the achievement of students who have a disability that impairs sensory, manual, or speaking skills as will best ensure that the results of the evaluation represent students' achievement in the course, rather than reflecting students' impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills, except when such skills are among the factors the test purports to measure.
143.33 Auxiliary Support Services and Devices
143.34 Responsibility for Academic Adjustments
Section 10.00* of these Policies specifies that each member of the University community shares the responsibility of maintaining conditions conducive to the achievement of the University's mission of research, teaching, and public service. Thus, in attempting to provide any type of academic adjustment, faculty, disability-management staff, and students with disabilities should work in concert to formulate accommodations that meet the individual educational needs of qualified students with disabilities while maintaining the academic integrity of the program, service, or activity to be modified.
Moreover, it is essential that during this consultative process students be given an opportunity to express their preferred choice for disability accommodations and that this choice be given careful consideration, unless an equally effective accommodation can be provided, or that the use of the student's choice would result in a fundamental alteration of the academic program, service, or activity, or would result in an undue financial and administrative burden.
143.35 Student-Specific Obligations in the Provision of Academic Adjustments
In providing any type of academic adjustment, including, but not limited to, modification of academic requirements, course examinations, or support services and devices, the University may require that: 1) students with disabilities provide reasonable advance notice of requests for, changes to, or cancellation of, academic adjustments; 2) students with disabilities provide sufficient and timely verification of their disability and documentation of their disability-related academic adjustment needs; and 3) students with disabilities comply with campus rules regulating requests for, and the proper use of, auxiliary support services or devices.
143.36 Campus Disability Accommodation and Mediation Procedures
Campuses are encouraged to develop written procedures for: 1) the provision of academic accommodations to students with disabilities; and 2) resolving disagreements regarding the provision of academic adjustments to students with disabilities.
143.41 On-Campus Housing
The University provides on-campus housing for non-disabled students and shall provide comparable, convenient, and accessible on-campus housing at the same cost to students with disabilities. Housing for students with disabilities should be made available in sufficient quantity and variety so the scope of their choice of living accommodations will, when viewed in its entirety, be comparable to that of students who are not disabled.
143.42 Off-Campus Housing
With regard to housing that is not provided by the University, but is listed by the campus, each campus shall assure itself that such housing, when viewed in its entirety, is made available in a manner that does not result in discrimination on the basis of disability. If a campus determines that off-campus housing, when viewed in its entirety, is not available to students with disabilities, efforts should be made to generate new sources of housing.
143.50 Financial Aid
143.51In providing financial assistance to qualified students with disabilities, the University may not, on the basis of disability, provide less assistance to those students than is provided to non-disabled students, may not limit their eligibility for assistance, or may not otherwise discriminate against them. The University also may not assist any entity or person that provides financial assistance to any student in a manner that discriminates against qualified students with disabilities on the basis of disability.
143.52The University may administer or assist in the administration of scholarships, fellowships, or other forms of financial assistance established under wills, trusts, bequests, or similar legal instruments that require awards to be made on the basis of factors that discriminate or have the effect of discriminating on the basis of disability, only if the overall effect of the award of scholarships, fellowships, and other forms of financial assistance is not discriminatory on the basis of disability.
143.53Athletic scholarships may be denied to students with disabilities on the basis of disability, if the disability renders the person unable to qualify physically for the award. For example, a student who has lost the use of his legs may be denied a varsity football scholarship on the basis of the student's inability to play football. However, a student who has a hearing-impairment could not, on the basis of disability, be denied a scholarship for the diving team; the student with a hearing-impairment could only be denied the scholarship on the basis of comparative diving ability.
143.60 Student Employment
Each campus, each Laboratory, the Office of the President, and the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources may not employ University students in a manner that would violate Section 144.00 of these Guidelines.
When assisting outside agencies, organizations, or persons in providing employment opportunities for University students, campuses should assure themselves that such opportunities, as a whole, are available in a manner that would not violate Section 144.00 of these Guidelines.
143.70 Physical Education, Athletics, and Similar Activities
In providing physical education courses and athletics, and similar programs, services, and activities, campuses may not discriminate on the basis of disability. Qualified students or participants with disabilities in University programs, services, or activities should be provided with an equal opportunity to participate in physical education courses, intercollegiate, club, and intramural athletics or similar activities whether as part of the required curriculum or as an extracurricular activity. For example, a student who uses a wheelchair should not be denied the opportunity to enroll in a regular archery course, nor should a student who has a speech impairment be excluded from participating in a wrestling course.
Students with disabilities who cannot participate in regularly offered physical education courses or who cannot compete in athletic programs may be offered separate physical education and athletic activities designed to accommodate students with disabilities. However, students with disabilities must be offered the opportunity to participate in regular physical education or athletic activities, in the most integrated setting possible, even if separate physical education or athletic programs for students with disabilities are offered.
143.80 Counseling and Placement Services
Personal, academic, or career counseling, guidance, and placement services should be provided without discrimination on the basis of disability.
Campuses should ensure that qualified students with disabilities are not counseled toward more restrictive career objectives than are non-disabled students with similar interests and abilities. This does not preclude providing factual information about licensing and certification requirements that may present obstacles to individuals with disabilities in their pursuit of particular careers.
143.90 Social Organizations
Before providing any significant assistance, such as financial support, use of University facilities, or official University recognition or affiliation, including, but not limited to, fraternities, sororities, or similar organizations, campuses shall assure themselves that these organizations do not permit discrimination that is otherwise prohibited by these Guidelines.
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