College Rights and Responsibilities

Salish Kootenai College does not provide diagnosis or treatment of disabilities.
College Rights

  • Require and maintain academic standards in all College academic programs.
  • Request and review, on a case-by-case basis, appropriate and relevant documentation of an identified disability, completed by an appropriate professional source, to verify the disability and identify the need for reasonable accommodation(s).
  • Deny a request for accommodations if the documentation does not meet the necessary criteria to determine the needs of the student, is not provided in a timely manner, if the accommodation request is unreasonable or contrary to the academic standards set by the College.

College Responsibilities

  • Provide equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities available through the College.
  • Provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with appropriately documented disabilities.
  • Protect confidentiality of all information pertaining to a student’s disability, except as required by law.

Reasonable Accommodations
The College is not required to offer or provide accommodation to admit or to continue to admit an individual with a disability to any particular program, course, service, and/or to provide educational opportunities and other services when:

  • the educational standards or mission of Salish Kootenai College would be substantially altered;
  • the nature of the program, course, service and/or activity would be fundamentally altered;
  • the student is not otherwise qualified (with or without accommodations) to meet the academic and technical standards required for admission or participation in an education program, course, service and/or activity;
  • the effects of the disability cannot be overcome even with reasonable accommodation;
  • the individual would not be able to complete the program, course, service and/or activity, even with reasonable accommodation;
  • an undue financial or administrative hardship (College-wide) would be caused by the accommodation;
  • if the individual would still pose a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or others.