When accommodations are not provided

The University provides reasonable accommodations unless they consist of one of the following five categories:

Fundamental Alteration
If an accommodation reduces the academic standards of the University, its schools, departments, or its courses, the University denies the accommodation as unreasonable. Academic standards are essential for all students. It is unreasonable to alter these fundamental standards as an accommodation for a student with a disability.

Retroactive Request
Students with disabilities are responsible for requesting accommodations in a timely manner. The University is not required to provide retroactive accommodations. 

Personal Service
If a request for an accommodation falls under the definition of personal service, the University denies the request as unreasonable. Personal services are those that a person with a disability must use regardless of attendance at the University. In addition, personal services are those for which no correlation between the disability's functional limitation and program access can be established. The University, for instance, does not purchase wheelchairs or other assistive technologies used in every setting to compensate for mobility impairments. Other examples of personal services may include walking a student to and from class, feeding, toileting, bathing, mental health counseling, rehabilitation, remediation, and tutoring.

Undue Hardship
The University denies the accommodation if it requires significant expenses or is impossible to administer. An undue financial burden applies to the University as a whole. Therefore, the president of the university, not a department, school, or college, can determine undue financial hardship. 

Administrative Burden 
An undue administrative burden occurs when the University does not have enough time to respond to the request, or when the administration of it would be impossible or infeasible. In every instance, the University reserves the right to offer another, equally effective accommodation.