Student Health and Wellness

Disability Resources Center

DRC/Student/Faculty Responsibilities

Texas A&M University - Kingsville has the responsibility to:

  • Provide reasonable and appropriate access to all educational and co-curricular programs, services, activities, and facilities.

The Disability Resource Center has the right and responsibility to:

  • Maintain the integrity and rigor of the University's academic standards.
  • Establish what constitutes qualifying documentation of a disability.
  • Require students requesting accommodations to provide documentation of a disability.
  • Determine appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities.
  • Deny requests for academic accommodations that are not supported by the documentation provided to the Disability Resource Center.

Students with disabilities have the right and responsibility to:

  • Meet University academic, technical, and institutional standards.
  • Have equal access to educational and co-curricular programs, services, activities, and facilities.
  • Inform the Disability Resource Center in a timely manner that you are an individual with a disability and that you are requesting accommodations.
  • Follow specific procedures for obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids as outlined.

Faculty have the right and responsibility to:

  • Hold the same academic standards for students with disabilities as held for students without disabilities.
  • Provide accommodations recommended by the Disability Resource Center.
  • Understand how a student with a disability receives/processes information and/or demonstrates mastery of a subject might vary due to reasonable accommodations.
  • Consult with the Disability Resource Center staff if questions arise regarding accommodations.
  • Maintain confidentiality of students' accommodations and disability related information.

Syllabus statement 

The Disability Resource Center recommends that faculty include on all syllabi a statement informing students with disabilities of their right to request accommodations in the classroom.

Texas A&M University – Kingsville Disability Resource Center (DRC) coordinates services to meet the educational needs of students with documented disabilities. DRC works with students and faculty to arrange reasonable accommodations and promote an environment that is free of physical barriers.

The DRC suggests the following statement:
Any student who feels s/he may need accommodations based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss your specific needs. You will also need to contact Disability Resource Center at 361-593-3024 located in the Student Health & Wellness Building, room 102 to meet with the DRC Staff and coordinate accommodations for any documented disability.