To affiliate with the DRC in order to request accommodations and support services, a student must:
1. Complete and submit the Registration Form.
2. Submit comprehensive documentation, which establishes the presence of a disability(ies) and supports the need for any requested accommodations. For more information, please see review our documentation guidelines.
3. Schedule an appointment to meet with DRC professional staff to review submitted materials, establish eligibility, and conduct initial needs assessment to determine which accommodations you are eligible to receive.
4. You must meet with your DRC Counselor at the beginning of EVERY semester to pick up ALERT forms which you distribute to faculty to inform them of your accommodation needs.
As a student with a disability, you have the right to:
- Equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities available within the University.
- Reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and /or auxiliary aids as determined on a case-by-case basis.
- Appropriate confidentiality for all information pertaining to disability. Details regarding your disability cannot be released nor discussed with anyone without your written consent. Disability information is never part of your academic record, nor noted on your transcript.
- Information reasonably available in accessible formats.
As a student with a disability, you have the responsibility to:
- Be qualified. Meet all academic and technical standards.
- Self-identify and fully participate in the accommodation process.
- You must be involved in the planning, negotiation, and implementation of all accommodations.
- Make requests for accommodations in a timely and reasonable manner
- Provide proper documentation to justify all requests. Documentation that verifies the nature of the disability must be provided by an appropriate professional source.
As a student registered with the DRC, you are also responsible for adhering to all office policies and procedures.
Looking for some more information about what life is like for students with disabilities in college? Want to make sure you're prepared and understand how things change as you enter college? The HEATH Resource Center of The George Washington University is an excellent resource. Their modules, will provide you with valuable information. You'll be amazed at how much you can learn!