On-Campus Resources

Jenkins Center for Student Success

The Michael V. and Flora Jenkins Center for Student Success provides academic support services to university students. The Center is one of two open labs available to the students. The Center provides academic support services in math, reading, writing, and other subjects for any student enrolled at the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College.

Jenkins Center for Student Success is centrally located on the University of Rio Grande campus and offers a quiet setting for studying and learning with numerous resources available to the students.

New Student Advising

The New Student Advising office offers academic  assistance to incoming freshmen, students who have not yet declared a major, transfer students from other institutions, Post-Secondary Enrollment Option students (PSEO) and Summer Scholar students.

This office also offers career advising assistance in resume building, career choices, employment information boards and annual events to assist the student in their endeavors to gain employment upon completion of their degree.

Testing services are available through the New Student Advising office. Secure testing facilities are available for a variety of exams for the student and for the public.

Health Services

The Health Services Department at the University of Rio Grande believes that our students come first. We are here to serve you, and will assist you in any health related matter, whether it is physical or emotional. The students' well-being is very important to us. Not only are we here to help you when you are ill or injured, but also to assist you in attaining and maintaining your own health and well-being. Our services are coordinated with other departments on campus as well as local resources within the community. Referrals are made to local certified providers as deemed necessary at the discretion of a registered nurse. We encourage ALL, both residential and commuter students to take advantage of our Health Services Department, where everything is free of charge to our students.

Mental Health Counseling

A counselor from a local community mental health agency is available on campus on Wednesdays by appointment/walk-in (if available). This service is absolutely free of charge to all students.


*Each of these offices are located in the James A. Rhodes Student Center.


General Disability Resources



This government site contains information on legal rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities entering post-secondary education.     


Specific Disabilities (Alphabetical)


Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

Provides information about ADD/ADHD and a directory of local chapters of the organization. The site also has information on subscribing to its magazine, Attention.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

Lists directories of support groups and professionals who work with people who have ADD. It also publishes a newsletter and hosts webinars on coping with ADD.


A magazine about living with ADHD. Its site provides tips and strategies for people with ADHD to incorporate into their social, academic, and work lives, including tips on planning for college and study tips.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE)

Provides community support and education for adults, teens, children, and families with Asperger’s Syndrome.

AHEADD (Achieving in Higher Education with Autism/Developmental Disabilities)
AHEADD's Boston branch

Provides support for college students with Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD, High-Functioning Autism, Learning Disabilities, and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities.

Online Asperger Syndrome Information (OASIS)

A comprehensive resource for reference materials, event information, and professional help. Includes a newsletter and message boards.

Hearing Impairment


Devoted to furthering educational opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDAA)

A support association for people with learning disabilities, which has a large resource network.

The International Dyslexia Association

A nonprofit organization that provides education and support for people with dyslexia.

Physical Disabilities

New Mobility

A magazine for wheelchair users. Its website features blogs and a message board.

Visual Disabilities

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Offers information about vision loss, links to support organizations, job listings, and message boards.

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

Advocates for people with vision loss and runs programs to improve the quality of life of people with vision loss.

NFB Newsline

A free service for listening to newspapers and magazines over the phone.