Disability Services Code of Ethics
The O’Neill Center staff agrees to uphold, support and advance the following ideals when working with students, faculty, staff, department colleagues, student families, partners and the community at large:
- We are committed to facilitating the highest levels of educational excellence and potential quality of life for postsecondary students with disabilities.
- We strive to achieve and maintain the highest levels of competence and integrity in all areas of assistance to students with disabilities. This support is guided by the consistent use of objective, professional judgment in all areas, especially when addressing the confidential nature of the student's disability.
- We continually participate in professional activities and educational opportunities designed to strengthen the personal, educational, and vocational quality of life for students with disabilities. This includes the on-going development of strategies, skills, research, and knowledge pertinent to the highest quality of disability service delivery whenever and wherever it occurs.
- We perform all of our responsibilities in accordance with professional standards and policy guidelines for students with disabilities.
- We remain actively engaged in supporting and clarifying institutional, state, provincial, and federal laws, policies, and procedures applicable to the service delivery to students with disabilities. Compliance implies that professionals will not condone or participate in any unethical or illegal acts discussed within these guidelines.
Adapted from the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) Code of Ethics.