The following resources are available to students, if you need assistance or have questions about available resources please contact the DRC.
The DRC offers a variety of services to and for students with disabilities on campus including but not limited to: exam accommodations, assistive technology training, alternative textbooks and course materials, academic-skill building, voter registration assistance, academic coaching and advocacy. We also provide guidance to prospective students and families on the process of request accommodations, differences between high school and college accommodations/laws, documentation requirements, etc.
The DRC accommodation letter is the official communication to faculty that outlines each student's approved accommodations/services. Before a student can provide an accommodation letter to their faculty, they need to register with the DRC to request accommodations/services ( see how).
After a student has established accommodations with the DRC, they will use the AIM Online Portal, to request accommodations to send accommodation letters to their professors each semester. Students are highly encouraged to do so during the first week of the semester, or as soon as possible.
How to Request Accommodation Letters
Log in to the AIM Online Portal with your Gullnet username and password. (Duo is required)
- Under Select Accommodations for Your Class, you should find all the classes for which you are currently registered.
- Under Step 1: Select Classes, check the box next to each class for which you'd like to use accommodations.
- Click Step 2: Continue to Customize Your Accommodations.
- Select the accommodation(s) you would like to use for each class.
*Testing accommodations are grouped into the category titled Alternative Testing. For example, if you are eligible for 50% extended time and reduced distraction testing, those accommodations are included in Alternative Testing.
- After you've selected the appropriate accommodations, select the check box requesting the DRC to email your letter to your professors.
- Once you have completed this process for each of your classes, click the button titled, Submit Your Accommodation Requests. Your screen should read "System Update is Successful".
Please allow DRC staff 1-2 business days to process your requests. Once the DRC has processed your requests, you and the appropriate faculty members will receive your accommodation letter(s) via email.
Before using Accommodation Information Manager (AIM), you will need formally register/ request accommodations through the DRC. Please review the "How to Register" section of the DRC webpage
DRC Peer Mentoring Program
The DRC Peer Mentoring Program connects students with disabilities to a knowledgeable peer mentor whose role is to:
- provide academic, personal, and social support to students with disabilities;
- assist students in acclimating to and navigating the college environment;
- facilitate the building of relationships between faculty, staff, and students;
- assist students with connecting with campus resources, departments, and services;
- foster personal development of self-reliance, self-determination, and self-advocacy; and
- assist students with becoming more engaged and socially integrated into their college experience.
All Peer Mentors are DRC-registered upper-class student leaders with GPA’s of 3.0 and above in various academic programs. Mentors are trained and supervised by DRC professional staff.
For more information, please contact Jalesa Hull -SA Specialist email@example.com.
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education
As a student with a disability, you need to be well informed about your rights and responsibilities as well as the responsibilities postsecondary schools have toward you. Being well informed will help ensure you have a full opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the postsecondary education experience. The Office for Civil Rights in the U. S. Department of Education, explains the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools, as well as the obligations of a postsecondary school.
- U.S. Department of Education: Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education
- Black Disabled and Proud: College Students with Disabilities
- Divas with Disabilities Website
- National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities
- Talking About Race (National Museum of African American History & Culture)
Campus Resources & Services
Students may request accommodations for an internship while attending SU. An internship accommodation may more closely resemble a job accommodation rather than an academic accommodation. Internship accommodations require advance planning and often involve a significant amount of interaction between the academic program, DRC and the student. If you will be participating in an internship experience, plan to discuss whether accommodations will be needed with the DRC as early as possible.