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Responsibilities of Students, Administrators, and Staff

In addition to the role and responsibilities of faculty discussed in the previous page, in order to meet the educational needs of students with disabilities at De Anza College, students, administrators, and staff have clearly defined responsibilities.




In order to participate in DSPS courses and services or to receive accommodations, students will:

  • Submit the DSPS Application to receive accommodations and services
  • Provide verification of the disability as outlined in Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
  • Meet enrollment requirements and all applicable De Anza student guidelines, including those in the Student Code of Conduct
  • Meet with a DSS Counselor or LD Specialist to determine and authorize the appropriate accommodations and services.
  • Inform the instructor of any needed accommodations in a timely manner.




Division deans and other responsible administrators should:

  • Assist faculty and staff in fully complying with the legal requirements (see Part 2 of this guide).
  • Ensure awareness of and access to this guide for all faculty and staff members.
  • Meet with all parties in the event of a problem, and, in good faith, attempt to informally resolve complaints involving disability-related accommodations.
  • Ensure that appropriate policies are adhered to should a student grievance is being formally reviewed.


All Staff


All De Anza College staff should:

  • Be aware of general institutional responsibilities and practices and of their role in serving students with disabilities.
  • Be able to refer students to the appropriate college personnel or programs.
  • Be familiar with this guide and attend professional growth activities related to services for students with disabilities.


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Last Updated: 6/14/17