Santa Clara University


Disabilities Resources

  • iconOffice Hours

    Disabilities Resources is located in Benson 216
    We are open Monday - Friday
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Incoming Student Orientation, Friday, Sept 18, 2015 10:45 AM, California Mission Room

There is a mandatory orientation on Friday  September 18, 2015 at 10:45 AM in the California Mission Room for all incoming undergrad and grad students (excluding law) registered with Disabilities Resources. Parents are welcome to attend as well.
You will learn at this orientation about how to access your accommodations and other important information.
If you will be living on campus, you will be allowed to move in on Thursday Sept 17, 2015 so that you can attend the meeting. You will receive in September, 2015 an email directly from Housing with early move in procedures.
This text will be replaced
  • In this video, members of SCU faculty offer important tips for managing your academic accommodations.

This text will be replaced
  • iconAbout Disabilities Resources

    The Office of Disabilities Resources has been designated by the University to ensure access for all students with disabilities to all academic programs and University resources. Types of disabilities include medical, physical, psychological, attention-deficit, and learning disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are provided to minimize the effects of a student’s disability and to maximize the potential for success.

    Our goal is to support the college student with a disability to participate fully in campus life, its programs and activities. We emphasize growth and individual achievement. We address this goal through the provision of academic accommodations, support services, self-advocacy skill training, and disability-related educational programming for the University community.

  • iconServices by Disabilities Resources

    In order to obtain services from Disabilities Resources, a student must register with Disabilities Resources and submit appropriate documentation of his or her disability from a qualified professional (e.g., a psychiatrist, psychologist, or physician). Santa Clara University does not provide assessment for documenting most disabilities. Disabilities Resources can provide referrals to qualified professionals for some disabilities.

    Examples of possible accommodations are:

    • Accessible classrooms
    • Extended time for exams
    • Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software
    • Note Takers
    • Sign Language Interpreter
    • Alternate Format Books

    Any request by the student for a specific accommodation, must be reflected in the documentation written by the professional.

    Other services provided:

    • Resource information on disability issues
    • Workshops on self-advocacy skills
    • Resource information regarding employment for students with disabilities