Current and Prospective Student Accommodations
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides reasonable accommodations to current and prospective students with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the tasks, environments or to the way things are usually done that enable individuals with disability equal opportunity to participate in an academic program. Broad categories of accommodations include changes to the application process to ensure an equal opportunity to apply for program enrollment, changes that enable a student with a disability to perform the essential functions of the academic program, and changes that enable a student with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of the program. Reasonable accommodations will be provided unless to do so would fundamentally alter the nature of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, and advantages offered by UNF. A requested ADA accommodation may also be denied if it is an undue hardship. Students may call to make arrangement to speak to a member of the DRC should they have any questions about accommodations or the interactive process.
The type of reasonable accommodations the university can provide depends on the individual needs of a student with a disability. The student is advised to disclose the disability, provide the appropriate documentation to the DRC and request a reasonable accommodation. It is the responsibility of students who seeks disability-related accommodations and services to provide written documentation of their disabilities. Documentation provided to the DRC will be kept confidential. The DRC staff will determine whether the student is eligible for services and if so, coordinate appropriate accommodations and services based on the documentation provided in addition to consultation with the student and other professionals, as appropriate.
DRC Accommodation Process
Providing accommodations based on disability does not compromise the essential elements of a course or curriculum; nor does it weaken the academic standards or integrity of a course. Accommodations simply provide an alternative way to accomplish the course requirements by eliminating or reducing disability-related barriers. Reasonable accommodations provide a level playing field, not an unfair advantage. The DRC staff look forward to meeting current and prospective students seeking reasonable ADA accommodations, please contact our office.
DRC staff can also provide you with information about scholarships for students with disabilities. Please ask for information about the Johnson Scholarship, Slade Scholarship, and other disability-related scholarships.
UNF students who are registered with the DRC are eligible to apply for a variety of job-shadowing and internship sites. DRC staff members collaborate with professionals from Career Services to offer these exciting opportunities. Contact the DRC for more information.
Additional Assistance for Military and Veterans
The Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) provides assistance to military and veteran students in navigating admission, enrollment and financial aid processes. Led by the Director, the Military & Veterans Resource Center is the primary campus advocate for military and veteran students. MVRC works with students to ensure their unique needs are met by coordinating with offices of various university services.
The MVRC is committed to ensuring that military and veteran students successfully make the transition from the military environment to campus life, and are assisted in their progress toward completing their academic degree. The Center also provides opportunities for peer to peer support, mentoring and social networking. We welcome volunteers from the veteran student community to work with their fellow veterans as mentors to assist them in achieving a successful academic experience.
Disability Resource Center (DRC)Office Contact
1 UNF Drive
College of Education & Human Services, Building 57
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone: (904) 620-2769
Fax: (904) 620-3874
How to Register with the DRC through Clockwork
Veteran's Affairs Office Contact
1 UNF Drive
Military & Veterans Resource Center,
Founders Hall Building 2, Suite 1100
Jacksonville FL 32224
Phone: (904) 620-5131
Fax: (904) 620-5900
Veteran's Affairs Office Webpage