The purpose of Purdue University’s Disability Resource Center (DRC) is to act as a facilitator of services for qualified students with disabilities as they pursue their goal of graduation.
The office will attempt to coordinate appropriate accommodations that each individual student with a disability(ies) is entitled to under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the 2008 ADAA. The appropriate accommodations will be granted for students who register with the DRC and have provided appropriate documentation from a licensed or certified professional. Documentation must be appropriate for evaluating the student’s disability and the impact of the disability on the student’s academic performance.
Students receiving services through the DRC will receive notification from the office that will list the academic accommodation they are entitled to receive. These academic accommodations will not give them a competitive advantage over their peers, but will neutralize any competitive disadvantage their disability(ies) may cause.
It is the policy of the office that the individual is a student first and their disability is secondary. It is important for students with disabilities to be as independent as possible. It is the student’s choice to register with this office and utilize services available.