Student Resources

Purdue University is committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming experience for all students. To that end, the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is the office designated by Purdue to provide services, resources, and programs to facilitate equal access for disabled students, resulting in their full participation in curricular and co-curricular offerings.

The DRC serves disabled undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus and Purdue Polytechnic Institute Statewide Programs, whether part-time or full-time (including students taking online courses). The DRC strives to proactively identify and remove barriers to access, promote inclusion and minimize the need for individual accommodations. The DRC also determines whether students are eligible for reasonable accommodation and, if so, the nature of the reasonable accommodation. The DRC does not test for, diagnose, or treat disability but relies on third-party documentation when determining accommodations.

If you are a Purdue student seeking accommodations, please contact the DRC staff so we can learn more about your needs and experiences. This initial conversation will help us identify how we can support any accommodation requests you may have. 

Helpful information may include:
  • Medical records
  • Psychoeducational test reports
  • School records

Students may reach out to the DRC to self-identify or be referred by faculty, academic advisors, or other student support staff. Please note that students may request accommodation at any point during their Purdue experience, including at any point during the semester. Purdue is ethically and legally obligated to do its best to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified students at any time.

Don’t hesitate to contact the DRC, even if you do not have formal disability-related paperwork. It all starts with a conversation and our desire to support students as they move through their Purdue careers. 

 

Contact Us

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

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