Your Role in Working with the Disability Resource Center

The University of Minnesota has identified the Disability Resource Center (DRC) as the office to determine and facilitate reasonable accommodations.  We use an interactive process that necessitates your involvement as a student.

  • Access consultants in the Disability Resource Center (DRC) meet with you to discuss how your condition impacts your educational pursuits.  We then determine accommodations that are reasonable based on these impacts and the courses you are taking.
  • Each year or semester, you are responsible for requesting a current accommodation letter and you are responsible for delivering it to each of your instructors.  
  • In addition to delivering the accommodation letter, you and your instructors should discuss how to best implement the accommodations in each course.
  • You are responsible for requesting accommodations as early in the term as possible because the DRC does not require instructors to provide retroactive accommodations.
  • Students, access consultants, and instructors maintain contact throughout the semester as necessary to discuss any questions or concerns that may arise regarding the essential course requirements and implementing accommodations.