Laws and Policies
The Rights of Students with Disabilities
For a general overview of disability and compliance on the Cal Poly campus, please visit the Office of Diversity and Compliance, which covers topics such as:
- How does the law protect students with disabilities?
- What is a disability?
- What is an institution's obligation toward students with disabilities?
- What are the rights of a student with a disability at Cal Poly Pomona?
Disability Resource Center (DRC) Policies and Guidelines
California State University (CSU) Policies and Guidelines
- CSU Policy for Provision of Accommodations and Support Services to Students with Disabilities (PDF)
- Executive Order No. 926: Policy on Disability Support and Accommodations
- CSU Accessible Technology Initiative - Ensures access to information and electronic resources to all individuals, regardless of disabilities.
DRC practices the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which is a law that protects students' educational records and prevents the improper disclosure of these records. As DRC student, you must sign a release of information and specify the individual you are authorizing the release of disability-related information. Without your authorization, we will not disclose information to faculty, staff, or parents.
The DRC strives to provide effective and appropriate programs and services to meet our students’ needs. We want to hear about issues or concerns and find a resolution through an interactive process. Students who have any issues or concerns about DRC services should attempt to resolve the matter as outlined in the DRC Grievance Guidelines.