Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center (DRC), located in the Allen Center, provides the following services for students:

  • Facilitates academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Accommodations may include but not be limited to:
    • Access to taped or digital textbooks
    • Sign language interpreting
    • Assistive listening devices
    • Alternative format materials, Braille, large print
    • Note taking
    • Testing accommodations
  • Secures needed adaptive equipment
  • Facilitates housing accommodations with the colleges, Housing & Dining, and the Dean of Undergraduates
  • Provides referrals and information on diagnosis of learning disabilities and other potentially disabling conditions
  • Consults with Study Abroad, Career Services Center and other campus resources for students with disabilities
  • Assists with special parking needs for students with disabilities
  • Provides support for students with temporary mobility restrictions
  • Advises on the Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 about accommodations, accessibility, service animals, etc.
  • Trains students with disabilities on use of assistive technology

Students with disabilities are responsible for:

  • Registering with DRC in a timely manner if they expect to need housing or academic accommodations at the university
  • Providing current documentation of disability with functional limitations stemming from the condition(s) and resulting accommodation needs
  • Delivering Accommodations Letters from DRC to professors promptly
  • Maintaining contact with the DRC office for continued support

The following information for students can be found on the DRC website, https://drc.rice.edu:

  • Disability documentation guidelines
  • Information and links on scholarships, internships and employment matters
  • Listing of adaptive technology located at Fondren Library and at the DRC office
  • Medical alert process to inform the Emergency Medical Service of any medical conditions that could affect an on-campus emergency
  • Guidelines on service/assistance animals
  • Grievance procedures

For more information, contact Alan Russell, Director of the Disability Resource Center, at adarice@rice.edu or x5841.