The Accessible Education Center facilitates and supports access and inclusion for students with disabilities through collaboration and consultation with students, faculty, staff, and the community. The AEC works to create and sustain physical, curricular, and informational environments that are informed by and responsive to the diverse characteristics and experiences of students with disabilities and variations of ability.
- Make an appointment with AEC to discuss your situation.
- Visit Support and Services to get information on testing, notetaking, and other accommodations.
- Earn a scholarship: Learn about AEC scholarships and other opportunities.
- Join our team: AEC hires student employees and volunteers to meet a variety of changing needs.
- AEC groups and the student toolkit provide articles, videos, and training in coping with stress and anxiety and other helpful resources.
New and Prospective Students
- Visit Getting Started for information about the most common accommodations offered and how to access those.
Graduate and Law Students
Graduate students with disabilities are eligible for the same type of support as undergraduate students and go through the same eligibility process. There are some unique experiences in graduate school education, such as comprehensive or qualifying exams, dissertation processes, dual employee/student roles, departmental committee functions, advisor–student relationship, etc. Accommodations for each graduate student are determined through an individual interactive process within the context of departmental expectations and requirements.
School of Law students meet with the AEC director and provide appropriate documentation. Grading is anonymous in law school, so typically faculty are not aware of individual testing accommodations. The AEC communicates approved accommodations directly to the School of Law Student Services who support the facilitation of approved accommodations.
Veterans and Nontraditional Students
AEC staff strive to be sensitive and attentive to the unique needs of student veterans. Discussions with our advisors and rationale for accommodations are kept strictly confidential.
If you are currently experiencing barriers to effective engagement or participation in the classroom we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our advisors. Some veterans may not anticipate an immediate need, but find it helpful to register with the AEC in the event that support or accommodations become necessary.
Additional resources include:
This website does not describe every type of support or assistance that is offered by the Accessible Education Center. Please do not hesitate to call 541-346-1155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment to discuss your individual needs.