Rights and Responsibilities

As a student with a disability at Trinity University, it is important to understand your rights and responsibilities, as well as those of the faculty and SAS.


Files of students with disabilities are considered educational student records and, therefore, are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). In accordance with this law, SAS maintains confidentiality of the documentation materials and other information gathered in the process of determining eligibility for services.


If you have general questions or concerns about accommodations or interactions in class or in another campus setting, please contact an SAS representative.

Any student who believe they have been a victim of harassment or discrimination in class or in another campus setting based on a disability-related reason should bring this matter to the Director of Student Accessibility Services by emailing sas@trinity.edu.


Academic grievances involving such matters as the instructor’s conduct of a class or a grade received for a particular test or assignment are to be settled by the concerned instructor and the student. If both parties fail to settle the dispute, either party may appeal to the AVP of Academic Affairs

Students with grievances or complaints against the University based on violations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA) also have the right to file a complaint with a designated federal agency.

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1301 Young Street, Suite 1169, Dallas, TX 75202
Voice Phone: (800) 368-1019
Fax: (214) 767-0432
TDD:  (800) 537-7697

U.S. Department of Education
1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Room 316
P.O. Box 14620, Washington DC  20046-4620
Phone: (202) 208-2545