About our Services

Our Mandate
Accommodations and Services provided
Rights and Responsibilities

Our Mandate

Montclair State University is committed to the full inclusion of students with disabilities in all curricular and co-curricular activities as mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Disability Resource Center (DRC) will assist students in receiving the accommodations and services necessary to equalize access. The DRC provides assistance to students with physical, sensory, learning, psychological, neurological, and chronic medical disabilities. The mission of the DRC is to unite the Montclair State University community in an effort to provide students with disabilities the excellence and equity in education to which they are legally entitled.

Accommodations and Services

The DRC provides these accommodations and services (Appropriate academic accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and must be supported by documentation.):

  • Academic Accommodations
    • Note takers
    • Readers
    • Scribes
    • Extended Testing Time
    • Textbooks on CD
  • Equipment Loans
    • Tape recorders
    • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Specialized Academic Advising
  • Counseling
  • Housing Accommodations
  • Adaptive Technology
    • Dictation Software
    • Reading Software
    • Screen Enlarging Software
    • Graphic Organizing Software

Rights and Responsibilities

The university has the following rights and responsibilities:

Rights:

  • To identify and establish essential functions, abilities, skills, and knowledge for employment, courses, programs, services, and activities and to evaluate faculty, staff, and students on this basis.
  • To request and receive current documentation that supports requests for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary services.
  • To deny a request for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary services if the documentation demonstrates that they are not warranted, or if the individual fails to provide appropriate documentation.
  • To select among equally effective reasonable accommodations, adjustments, and/or auxiliary services.
  • To refuse an unreasonable accommodation, adjustment, and/or auxiliary service or one that imposes and undue hardship or fundamental alternation on a program or activity of the university.

Responsibilities:

  • To provide information to faculty, staff, students, and guests with disabilities in accessible formats upon request.
  • To ensure that employment, courses, programs, services, and activities when viewed in their entirety are available and usable in the most integrated and appropriate settings.
  • To evaluate faculty, staff, students, and applicants on their abilities and not on their disabilities.
  • To provide or arrange reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary services for faculty, staff, students, and guests with disabilities in employment, courses, programs, services, facilities, and activities.
  • To maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication, except where permitted/required by law.