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Disability Resource Center (DRC)

Student Success at Purdue
Engineering Administration Building, Room 212, (765) 494-9328
Student Success at Purdue assists students in developing learning strategies necessary to reach their academic potential. Instruction is available in a variety of formats: classes, workshops, walk-in services, independent study and appointments with staff. Topics include: time management, test-taking skills, note-taking skills, reading skills, etc. Additionally, the Center provides supplemental instructional sessions for courses that are traditionally difficult for students.

Assistive Technology Center (ATC)
Stewart Center, (765) 494-4387
The Assistive Technology Center (ATC) provides access to information technology for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities at Purdue. Resources for students include; on-campus assistive technology, assistive technology training, and assistive technology loans. For more information, visit the ATC in Stewart Center, Room 111, or visit : http://www.purdue.edu/ATC

Center for Career Opportunities (CCO)
Stewart Center, Room 194, (765) 494-3981
The Center for Career Opportunities offers career information and career counseling, and provides job placement assistance. CCO staff maintain a file of job openings and arrange interviews with prospective employers.

The CCO houses the Career Resource Center, which offers counseling related to career and major exploration.

City Bus
(765) 742-RIDE (7433)
CityBus provides free bus service to Purdue students within the Purdue/West Lafayette/Lafayette communities. Busses on all routes are equipped with kneelers and/or wheelchair lifts. All major stops are verbally announced and displayed on an LED screen. ACCESS Paratransit Service provides accessible transportation to anyone who cannot use the fixed-route bus service because of a disability. Please call 742-2121 for more information.

Counseling and Guidance Center
Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education, (765) 494-9738
The Counseling and Guidance Center offers confidential counseling services. Services are free, although there is a modest cost for test materials and scoring. The Center is the service and training facility in the School of Education.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Psychological Sciences Building, Room 1120, (765) 494-6995
Purdue University Student Health Center, (765) 494-1707
CAPS is a department within the Student Health Center that offers individual counseling, group experiences, drug and alcohol consultation, workshops, seminars, and psychological testing.

Educational Testing Service (ETS)
The Educational Testing Service administers a number of standardized tests (e.g., AP exams, GRE, PRAXIS, GMAT, etc.). Students with documented disabilities may request accommodations for these tests through ETS. For more detailed information about requesting accommodations, please contact ETS Disability Services at (609) 771-7780.

Housing Accommodations
(765) 494-1000
Housing accommodations may be requested by students with medical conditions. Housing Accommodations Request Forms may be obtained from the University Residences Administration Office located in Smalley Center. Forms must be completed by the student's physician and returned to the Disability Resource Center. The Housing Accommodations Committee will review the accommodation request to determine eligibility. The Office of the Dean of Students website also lists important housing information on the Off-Campus Housing page.

Individual Counseling
The Office of the Dean of Students counseling staff provide personal, academic, and career counseling by appointment, or students may walk in and see a "drop-in" counselor. Counseling for specific student populations is also available through other areas of the Office of the Dean of Students: Disability Resource Center, Span Plan, and HORIZONS.

Lafayette Crisis Center/Hotline
1244 N. 15th St., Lafayette, (765) 742-0244
The Lafayette Crisis Center offers a 24-hour crisis intervention/suicide prevention telephone and walk-in service. Services are free and confidential.

M.D. Steer Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinics
Heavilon Hall, (765) 494-4229
The M.D. Steer Audiology and Speech Language Pathology Clinics provide diagnosis, treatment, and counseling for speech, language, and hearing disorders.

Parking Facilities/Visitor Information Center
(765) 494-9494
Parking Facilities is located in the Visitor Information Center. Students with temporary or permanent mobility impairments may be eligible to purchase accessible parking permits. To apply for permits, students must submit a Parking Accommodations Request Form from their physician to the Disability Resource Center. Parking Accommodations Request Forms may also be obtained from Parking Facilities or the Disability Resource Center.

Purdue University Pharmacy
Pharmacy Building, Room 118, (765) 494-1374
Students may have prescriptions filled and purchase over-the-counter medications. The Pharmacy can accept some major prescription drug plans. Payment must be made at the time of purchase by cash, check, or credit card.

Purdue University Student Health Center (PUSH)
Student Health Center, (765) 494-1700
Student Health Center services and resources include allergy and immunization clinic, a sports medicine clinic, a women's clinic, urgent care, physical therapy, counseling, and health promotion programs. The student health fee included in the tuition paid by full-time students covers the following services: unlimited visits to a clinic physician or nurse practitioner; nutrition consultations with a registered dietician; a limited number of consultation hours with Counseling and Psychological Services staff; urgent care physician services; health education services; and resource materials. Additional services available for a fee include radiology and laboratory tests, minor medical procedures, physical therapy treatments, immunizations, and physicals. The Student Insurance Plan supplements the medical benefits covered by the student health fee and provides coverage in the local medical community.

Purdue University does not provide tutor service as an accommodation to students with disabilities. However, the Coordinator of Auxiliary Services in the Disability Resource Center will give references for tutors to be contracted privately. They help students with disabilities identify tutors who are paid privately or by Vocational Rehabilitation. The following campus resources are available to help students locate tutors:

  • Official University Tutor List and Academic Departments
    Tutor information can be accessed via the internet. Tutors are qualified and endorsed by academic departments. The list is updated regularly throughout the year.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services
(800) 545-7763 (V/TTY)
The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) assists persons with substantial barriers to employment because of a physical or mental condition. Services may include vocational counseling and guidance, telecommunications, sensory and other technological aids and devices (including adaptive technologies for computers), financial assistance during training or an educational program, and other support services. Services are free of charge. To apply, contact the VR office nearest your home community.

Writing Lab
Heavilon Hall, Room 226, (765) 494-3723
The Writing Lab, an instructional service of the English Department, is staffed by tutors who help students plan, write, and revise papers for any course. Services and resources include help with papers, resumes, letters, library research, web research, editing and revising, writers block, English as a second language, tutorial sessions (drop-in or by appointment), computers with access to the Internet, handouts on various writing-related subjects, a grammar hotline, a writing/study room, and a library.