The Disability Resource Center seeks to provide educational access and opportunity through support, resources, advocacy, collaboration, and academic accommodations for students with disabilities (as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) who are accepted to the University.
Faculty + DRC Partnership
MSU faculty and instructors are vital partners to the DRC. Together, we share an important role in promoting and providing an accessible learning environment for students with disabilities.
Resources Provided to Faculty by the DRC
- Classroom Accommodations
- Testing Accommodations
- Housing Accommodations
- Temporary Disability Accommodations
- Academic Coaching
- Course Substitution Petition
- Electronic Textbooks
- Assistive Technology Services
- Sign Language Interpreters
- Autism Liaison Referrals
- Captioning Support
The DRC staff encourages faculty to contact us for consultations and presentations on disability related topics. The DRC is available to meet with departments, individual instructors, or small faculty groups upon request.
Common Areas of Concern:
- Specific student concerns
- Faulty roles, responsibilities, and rights
- Meeting accommodation requirements for individual and/or multiple students
- Campus resources for students with disabilities
- Universal design ideas
- Assistive Technology, equipment, and materials
Disability Disclosure & Confidentiality
Not all students feel comfortable disclosing their disability. A students’ disability and need for accommodations should never be announced in class or other public settings. Individual conversations about students’ accommodations should be held in a private setting. If a student is asking for non-approved accommodations, refer the student to DRC. If there is confusion or concern about an accommodation, please contact the DRC.