Disability Resource Center
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
The Disability Resource Center office is open during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All student appointments and intakes will continue via a virtual platform.
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) offers guidance, services and resources to help you succeed at NIU. We will work with you to determine your needs and develop a plan to meet them. Come prepared to discuss issues related to accessibility that may impact your success at NIU.
Our office works to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students and the campus community. Exam accommodations, classroom accommodations, reformatting of course materials and adaptive technology are a few of the accommodations we offer.
Promoting self-advocacy and communication skills, we focus on helping students create collaborative relationships with faculty and staff. Faculty are integral to supporting students who are eligible for accommodations in the classroom. We work with faculty and department staff so accommodations are understood and implemented for student access and success.
We work closely with and support the efforts of the Presidential Commission on Persons with Disabilities. The students, faculty and staff who serve on the commission make recommendations to the president regarding people with disabilities at NIU.