Connecting with the DRO

NC State’s Disability Resources Office (DRO) is the authorized office on campus to receive disability documentation and determine eligibility for reasonable accommodations on behalf of the University. The DRO engages in an interactive process and reviews requests for accommodations on an individual basis. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA),  accommodations are determined individually and are intended to minimize the effects of the impact of specific limitations caused by a disability in order for a qualified individual to have equal opportunities for participation in  programs, services and activities.  

REQUESTING ACCOMMODATIONS:

In order to receive accommodations, the following steps must take place before eligibility for accommodations can be determined.   

  1. Submit the Disclosure Form. We strongly recommend using the Chrome browser.  Click the "Register" button and then log in by using your NC STATE Unity ID and password. Once completed, if you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, your Disclosure Form was NOT submitted.
  2. Submit documentation (see Documentation Guidelines) by uploading it on the Disclosure Form or submit it via fax, email or mail. NOTE: New incoming fall semester students may not use the upload option on the Disclosure Form prior to the start of Orientation.
  3. Students requesting accommodations within University Housing (including service animals or emotional support animals) should also review Accommodations within University Housing for additional information and requirements.
  4. The DRO will review the information once both the disclosure form and documentation are received.   Students will be contacted via university email regarding eligibility status and next steps.
  5. Contact the DRO if you have general questions about the process or receiving accommodations at any time.

Individuals are encouraged to begin this process as early as possible to ensure the timely provision of accommodations. Once both the disclosure form and appropriate documentation are received every effort will be made to determine eligibility and provide related accommodations within 15 business days of submission. To ensure academic accommodations can be utilized within the current semester, students should complete this process a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the last day of classes.

 NAVIGATING A TEMPORARY IMPAIRMENT:

 *Short-Term Injury? (Broken Arm, Concussion, Surgery, etc.) 

 NEW INCOMING STUDENTS:

Placement test, housing accommodations and transition information for Newly Admitted Students.

DRO only reviews documentation for students that have accepted their admission into NC State or have registered for an academic course.