Connecting with the DRO

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), NC State has designated the Disability Resource Office (DRO) as the authorized office to receive documentation and determine student eligibility for reasonable accommodations on the basis of disability. DRO engages in an interactive process and considers each individual’s condition, history, request and the essential elements of NC State University programs, services and activities to determine eligibility.

Accommodations (academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and reasonable modifications) are determined individually and are intended to minimize the effects of the impact of specific limitations caused by a disability in order for a qualified individual to have equal opportunities for participation.


The following steps must take place before eligibility for accommodations can be determined.

  1. Submit your disclosure information
  2. Submit documentation (see Documentation Guidelines) by uploading it on the Disclosure Form or submit it via fax, email or mail. NOTE:
    • Service Animal (as defined by the ADA) disclosures do not have to submit documentation unless specifically requested by DRO.
  3. Students requesting accommodations within University Housing (including service animals or emotional support animals) should also review Accommodations within University Housing for additional information and requirements.
  4. The DRO will review the information once both the disclosure form and documentation are received.  Students will be contacted via university email regarding eligibility status and next steps.
  5. Contact the DRO if you have general questions about the process or receiving accommodations at any time.

Individuals are encouraged to begin this process as early as possible to ensure the timely provision of accommodations. Once both the disclosure form and appropriate documentation are received every effort will be made to determine eligibility and provide related accommodations within 15 business days of submission. To ensure academic accommodations can be utilized within the current semester, students should complete this process a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the last day of classes.


*Short-Term Impairment? (Broken Arm, Concussion, Surgery, etc.)


Placement test, housing accommodations and transition information for Newly Admitted Students.

DRO only reviews documentation for students that have accepted their admission into NC State or have registered for an academic course.


Students who have complaints related to the eligibility, the provision of accommodation or disability discrimination should follow the established Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Complaint Procedure.