Assisting students with disabilities in higher education

The Disability Resource Center was created to meet the unique educational needs of undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities.

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The DRC is dedicated to providing a collaborative and coordinated program of support services which are not furnished by other University offices or outside organizations. The DRC assists students in negotiating disability related barriers and strives to improve access and opportunity. This enables all levels of students with disabilities to become integrated into campus life, and become more successful undergraduate or graduate students while maximizing their independence. Our services are free of charge.

Services for students

Alternative testing services

Get information about our alternative testing services, including how to make a request for alternative testing.

Access the student portal

The Disability Resource Center's institutional charge is to serve students with disabilities, providing academic accommodations and access to an equitable learning environment.

Resources for faculty

DRC faculty portal

Access accommodation requests and complete exam proctoring information forms through the DRC faculty portal.

Accessibility policy

Access resources for creating accessible content and view the University's accessibility policy and procedures.

Syllabus requirements

The Office of the Provost requires an up-to-date syllabus for each class. Learn more about the required information.

Office of Digital Learning

The Office of Digital Learning provides support for faculty in aligning course materials with accessibility standards. 

About the DRC

The purpose of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from all university programs.

Our goal is to act as a catalyst for the elimination of both attitudinal and architectural barriers that present themselves throughout the university community. The DRC directly supports students with disabilities in achieving their goals-strengthening a climate of campus diversity.

The DRC was created to meet the unique educational needs of undergraduate and graduate level students with disabilities. The staff at the DRC is available to provide these students with sensitive and individualized assistance at the student's request.


All aspects of your participation at the Disability Resource Center are private and confidential in accordance with state and federal laws including FERPA. No information may be released to anyone outside of the Disability Resource Center without your written permission. There are exceptions to confidentiality which include the following:

  • If you make a serious threat to harm yourself or another person, the law requires us to try to protect you or that other person. This usually means telling others about the threat. We may not be able to uphold our promise of confidentiality if this occurs.
  • If we suspect that a child or an elder has been or will be abused or neglected, we are legally required to report this to the authorities. If you are under the age of 18, we will discuss privacy practices that apply to you during your initial appointment.
  • If we receive a valid court order for the disclosure of personal information.

Plans and annual reports

DRC Strategic Plan

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DRC Annual Report

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