Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights:

  • Reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to Geisel curriculum, programs and activities, and the programs and activities of Dartmouth College.
  • Self-determination regarding disclosure of disability in order to request and receive reasonable accommodations.
  • Appropriate privacy regarding disability-related information.
  • Engagement of the alternative resolution and/or formal grievance procedure to address accommodation discrimination.
  • Non-discrimination by Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth faculty, staff and students.

Student Responsibilities:

  • With or without reasonable accommodations, meet the qualifications for and fulfill Geisel’sEssential Standards for Matriculation, Promotion, and Graduation for courses, programs, and activities.
  • Self-identify as an individual with a disability and follow published procedures for engaging the interactive process to obtain reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, assistive technology, auxiliary aids and services in a timely manner.
  • 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 disability and engaging the interactive process may be upheld.
  • Request accommodations from faculty, staff, or administration in a timely manner.
  • As part of the Dartmouth’s Academic Honor Principle and Geisel’s Student Honor Code, accurately portray accommodation needs to disability resource personnel or other Geisel officials, as appropriate.