Students with Disabilities
The University uses the definition of disability set forth in in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act (ADAAA), which states that a disabled person is anyone who:
- Has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities.
- Has record of such impairment
- Is regarded as having such impairment
Students must demonstrate that their need for academic adjustments or other reasonable accommodation is based solely on their permanent disability.
After a student submits their documentation, the Student Support Manager will determine eligibility as well as appropriate and reasonable accommodations. Students need to repeat their request for services every term.
- Submit documentation via email, mail, or fax to 505-856-8267.
- Student Support Manager will contact student to set up an intake appointment via email.
- Student Support Manager determines appropriate accommodations.
- Accommodations will begin within 5 business days after intake appointment whenever possible.
Services provided are confidential. ECCU does not release information to any persons or agencies without the written consent of the student. Information may be released pursuant to a subpoena or under circumstances that might pose a danger to the student or others, in situations of suspected child abuse, or under circumstances where ECCU officials have a need to know.
As the first step in the initiation of services, students requesting are required to submit documentation of a disability to verify eligibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. ADAAA defines a disability as a substantial limitation of a major life function. The diagnostic report must document a disability. It is important to recognize that academic adjustment needs can change over time and are not always identified through the initial diagnostic process. Conversely, a prior history of accommodation, without demonstration of current need, does not in and of itself warrant the provision of a like accommodation.
Those students with no documentation and suspecting they may have a disability may seek an evaluation from community diagnosticians or health care providers. The cost of the evaluation is the responsibility of the student so please check with your health insurance to see if any of the cost is covered through your health insurance policy.
- Verify a disability; the ADAAA defines a disability as a substantial limitation of a major life function.
- Include a specific diagnosis which describes the nature of the permanent disability and its functional limitations in an academic environment as well as other university settings.
- Include specific recommendations for academic adjustments or accommodations. Academic adjustment needs can change over time and are not always identified through the initial diagnostic process. A prior history of accommodation, without demonstration of current need, does not in itself warrant the provision of a similar accommodation.
- Be signed by the medical or mental health professional or diagnostician.
- Be timely and typed/written on professional letterhead stationary.
- Be given to Student Support Manager who will begin the intake process.
Documentation may include:
- Letter from doctor
- ECCU Diagnosis Verification Request Form
- DSM diagnosis
- Psychological evaluation
In order to receive accommodations, the student must meet the following criteria:
- Have documented disability (documentation must be supplied) that presents a significant barrier to the educational process
- Request services from a faculty member or the University’s professional staff counselor
Students are required to provide the professional staff counselor with medical or psychological documentation in order to receive accommodations. All medical information remains confidential and is only released to other University personnel with the student’s written permission.
EC-Council University encourages diversity within its student body and strives to provide its students with a secure and safe environment conducive to learning. The student’s rights consist of the following but are not limited to:
- Students will have the web course materials they need to complete assignments and to participate in group or class sessions. This support may be achieved with any one of the following: courier, overnight delivery (FedEx, UPS, and Express Mail), priority mail, electronic file transfer, and fax. With a long lead time, regular mail service may be an alternative.
- EC-Council University ensures that all students will be treated equally.
- EC-Council University will make available the necessary services for required proctored examinations, however the cost of these services will be borne by the student.