At the Disability Resource Center (DRC), we are committed to helping each student reach his/her maximum potential and to improving disability understanding and support on campus.
The DRC staff acts as a resource for students, faculty, staff and community members on issues of disability to ensure students’ full participation at Southern. We offer assistance with course selection and registration, as well as developing compensatory strategies such as time management, study skills, identifying strengths and weaknesses, etc.
The DRC works closely with agencies such as Board of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB), Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS), and other state and local organizations.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
As we join to celebrate October as national disability employment awareness month, we would like to share these resources that help educate, advocate, and advance the rights of individuals with disabilities access to employment opportunities. Being able to access job opportunities is important and a right. In addition, being able to have an accessible work space is another important right. Individuals with disabilities continue to be overlooked in terms of employment opportunities and access in the work place. Please join us in recognizing and celebrating this important issue in October and make a commitment to do what you can to advocate on this issue.
- Bender Consulting Services
- National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2020 - Department of Labor
- Employment - AAPD
- Ability Corps
The university adheres to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. These laws require that no qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in this institution's classes, programs, services or facilities.
Southern continues to monitor and make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, procedures and facilities to accommodate students with disabilities who study, work or visit our campus.