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Purdue recognizes inclusion and access as a University-wide responsibility. As such, active participation by faculty, students and DRC staff is key to creating accessible experiences.

Faculty who believe an accommodation fundamentally alters their class should contact the DRC. "Reasonableness" and "fundamental alteration" are concepts determined by DRC staff in conjunction with faculty and instructors. Considerations include a course's design, delivery and its intersection with students.

Why does the DRC follow the process it does?

The DRC follows best practices outlined by AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability). Accommodations are never intended to:

  • reduce academic rigor
  • pose a fundamental alteration to the course design
  • be unreasonable

Want to learn more about our process for providing accommodations? Click the 'Learn about our process' below, or go to the 'Our Process' page under the 'About' tab. Additionally, if you have a question about the DRC in general, explore our FAQ page to see if we can help.

Contact Us

Phone: (765) 494-1247 
Email: drc@purdue.edu 

YONG Room 830 
155 S. Grant St. 
West Lafayette, IN 47907