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Rights and Responsibilities

November 22, 2023

Students with disabilities are entitled to the same rights, privileges, and opportunities as all other students at Caltech. Individuals with disabilities are protected by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. However, students entering the post-secondary setting should be aware that they are now responsible for identification, advocacy, planning, decision making, transitioning, and accommodation implementation.

Therefore, it is important for students to understand both their rights and responsibilities relating to their disability in the academic and residential setting. To that end, we have put together a list of "Rights" that students may expect to be afforded, as well as the "Responsibilities" they have to engage with the Institute.