The Accessibility Office of the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College is committed to advocacy for the student with an ADA documented disability. It is the policy of the University to ensure that students with disabilities receive appropriate accommodations as well as to their instructional activities as mandated by state and federal law. The accessibility policy can be found here.
Consideration for eligibility for Accessibility Services is open to any student (full-time, part-time, commuter or resident) who has a documented disability. Documentation of a disability may include a written statement from a physician or a psychologist depending the ADA referenced disability. In the case of a Learning Disability, a recent Multi-factored Evaluation is preferred followed by an Individualized Education Plan from the referring High School.
Our mission "is not to make things easier, but to make things equal". Accommodations are recommended after eligibility has been established based on student provided documentation of the disability. The student is considered the responsible party and would be expected to self proclaim by contacting the Accessibility Office. Accommodations are the result of a signature agreement of Student and Counselor. Each Semester would have a new course schedule, different instructors and possibly, different accommodations. The enrolled student is expected to provide a current schedule to renew his/her accommodations each semester.
The Campus terrain is flat to rolling with 75% of the campus wheelchair accessible. Six of the seven classroom buildings are wheelchair accessible, six have elevators or have all classroom on one floor. Two of five residence halls are wheelchair accessible; one (New Dorm) has an elevator. The library, student center and student cafeteria are accessible. All campus classrooms, dorms, and administrative offices are air-conditioned.
For general information about special services for students with disabilities, please contact Marshall Kimmel at (740) 245-7339.