Disability Law and Policies

Federal, State, and CSU System-Wide Legislation

As part of the California State University (CSU) system, Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) is committed to ensuring equitable access to educational opportunities to qualified students with disabilities.  In both practice and policy, CPP adheres to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended 2008 (ADAAA); Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and all other federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability.

To meet the legal requirements of these laws, the CSU system established the Policy for Provision of Accommodations and Support Services to Students with Disabilities [Coded Memorandum AA-2014-08] and EO 1111: The California State University Policy on Disability Support and Accommodations.

Under the provisions of this legislation, CPP may not unlawfully exclude a qualified individual on the basis of a disability from participation in the services, programs, or activities offered on its campus.  Appropriate accommodations and services will be provided to ensure equitable access unless it is demonstrated that providing such services would fundamentally alter the nature of the program, or would create undue financial or administrative burden.   

To address Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, CPP adheres to the EO 1097:  Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking against Students and Systemwide Procedure for Addressing Such Complaints by Students Executive Order.

Disability Resource Center Academic Integrity Policy

To preserve the integrity of the testing environment, DRC adheres to CPP’s Student Conduct Code. Consistent proctoring and monitoring of exams will be employed using both human proctors and video cameras.  If a student is caught cheating or is suspected of cheating, the incident will be reported to the faculty member as well as to Student Conduct and Integrity. 

DRC Responsibilities/Rights

  • To review all materials that are taken into the testing room
  • To be permitted at any time to view all testing materials, clothing, accessories, etc.
  • To proctor all testing areas during the test administration through the use of cameras and live proctors.  This includes the monitoring of distraction free environments by opening the individual testing room doors periodically throughout the test administration. 

DRC Student Responsibilities/Rights

  • To uphold academic integrity
  • To only bring items that are permitted for the exam. 
  • To provide or show materials when asked by DRC staff.
  • To stop testing and provide DRC staff the exam materials when the time has ended.

In the event of suspected academic dishonesty, the follow procedures will be followed:

  1. The exam will be stopped at point of discovery and the student will not be able to continue.  The exam and copies of any unauthorized materials will be returned to the instructor and Student Conduct and Integrity.
  2. The instructor and Student Conduct and Integrity will determine the consequences according to the Student Conduct Code.


Disability Resource Center Confidentiality Policy

The DRC complies with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA, 2001), which protects students’ educational records and prevents their improper disclosure.

Information related to a student’s disability, may be released for the purposes stated below:

  • To individuals identified as having an educational need to know for the purpose of providing and coordinating appropriate disability accommodations or services;
  • To individuals identified as having an educational need to know for the purpose of providing academic adaptation of curricula     
  • When required by state and federal laws (e.g., in the event that the student might pose a serious risk of harm to themselves or others, or to comply with a lawfully issued subpoena).

To ensure the rights of students are fully protected regarding disclosure, students must sign a Release of Information specifically naming any other individuals authorized to disclose personally identifiable disability-related information and to receive such information.