Students at UArizona main campus, distance locations, and Arizona Online can connect with the DRC via our student affiliation form at any point in the semester or any point in their college career. After completing the online process, students will meet with an Access Consultant to discuss access and accommodations.
Information on Medical or Disability Documentation Requirements
- Documentation is not needed to explore disability-related accommodations.
- Many students choose to upload documentation when they complete the student affiliation form as it provides additional information regarding requests.
- Conversations with Access Consultants regarding your experiences and expectations will help determine if additional information is necessary to support your requests.
Release of Information
At UArizona, you are in control of your academic information and disability-related requests. Parents can only be involved, and receive information, with your written consent. Complete the University’s authorization for release of information form if you would like to provide access to non-university related individuals.
In addition to connecting with DRC as a graduate student, you may also connect with us as a disabled employee.
If you have a temporary medical condition that affects your access on campus, DRC staff can assist with problem solving situations and make recommendations.
We encourage all new undergraduate students to watch our orientation video to learn more about our resources.
Role of the Disability Resource Center (DRC)
The DRC is the campus office designated by the University to ensure access for disabled students to classes, programs and activities on main campus, distance locations, and Arizona Online. DRC determines access and accommodations in consultation with faculty and students. Accommodations and services ensure access to University programs and activities for disabled individuals and have no cost to the student. In addition to working on specific requests, we collaborate with campus partners to influence a more accessible and inclusive campus.
In addition to in-class experiences, we consider accessibility for:
- Exams/learning assessments
- Field trips
- Study abroad
- All class related-activities
DRC is a separate unit from the SALT Center, a fee-based academic support program, that provides services for students with learning and attention challenges.
Role of Faculty and Instructors
As DRC determines reasonable accommodations, faculty may serve as subject matter experts to ensure an accommodation does not fundamentally alter or compromise academic integrity. After consultation, the DRC will communicate with the student and faculty regarding reasonable accommodations.