Our principle responsibility is to provide services and supports that promote educational equity for students with disabilities.
Assistance includes arranging appropriate accommodations and auxiliary aids necessary for students with disabilities to pursue their academic careers. The Disability Resource Center has been charged by the university to provide students, faculty and staff with assistance and information on issues of access and to ensure full participation for persons with disabilities at SCSU.
Serving Our Students
We serve all students who provide current documentation of a disability that substantially impacts them in an educational setting. Categories of disability include, but are not limited to the following:
- Mobility/orthopedic disabilities
- Learning Disabilities
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Blind/Low Vision
- Deaf/Hearing Impairments
- Head injuries
- Emotional/psychological disabilities
- Chronic health-related disabilities
- Food Allergies/Dietary Needs
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
Any student, whether full-time or part-time, matriculated or non-matriculated, can register to use DRC services free of charge.
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides the following services:
- Identification and provision of course and testing accommodations and auxiliary aids, including sign-language interpreters, readers, and note takers
- Assistance with developing compensatory strategies such as time management, study skills, identifying strengths and weaknesses, etc.
- Promotion of self-determination in areas of self-advocacy, goal setting, and career development
- Assistance with course selection and registration
- Supported designated course sections in math: MAT 100, 103, 107
- Access to assistive computer technology and alternate formats
- Liaison between students, faculty and university departments on disability related issues
- Referral to campus, community, and state services
- Provision of campus accessibility information and access to campus lift- equipped shuttle
Other Campus Resources
Students who require assistive technology or alternate formats to participate in courses will need to work with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) and the Center for Adaptive Technology to implement these accommodations prior to the start of the semester. Early planning is essential, as training may take up to a full semester, depending upon the technology needed.
Accessibility on Campus
Only one classroom on campus is inaccessible to persons with mobility limitations. If a course is scheduled in Davis Hall-Room 102, students are urged to inform the DRC as soon as they register to ensure relocating the class to an accessible location.
Student Disability Support Groups
Outreach Unlimited is a student-run club that promotes disability awareness on campus. Meetings are held weekly. Contact the DRC for the current location of meetings.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
There are a limited number of scholarships available to students with disabilities. Please contact the DRC for information.