Disability Resource Center

Faculty & Staff

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is the campus office designated to determine accommodations for students with disabiliites and acts as an advocate and primary resource for disability-related information. DRC staff seek to inform, instruct, and support UNCW faculty, staff and administration in the provision of and responsibility to provide appropriate accommodations to students.  

Faculty & Staff Roles

  • Log in to the DRC Faculty Portal to view accommodation letters requested by students.
    • Faculty will be notified via email from the DRC when a student sends their accommodation letter.
  • Provide testing accommodations in the classroom (e.g. extended time, reduced distraction setting).
    • The DRC office will only proctor tests for students requiring a reduced distraction setting, separate setting or specific assistive technology.
      • DRC test proctoring hours are:
        • Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00PM
    • Contact DRC@uncw.edu if you have concerns or difficulties in providing the required testing accommodations.
  • Respect the student's privacy and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ensure any course interactions and content are accessible for all students
  • Contact the DRC if there is a question about the accommodation(s) requested, the accommodation process, student performance, etc.

Sample Statements

It is recommended that the following alternative format and accommodation statements be used where applicable.

Alternative Format Statement 

This statement should be printed in an easy-to read type size and placed in a location that is easy to notice.
This publication is available in alternative format on request. Please call (insert telephone number).

Accommodation Statement

This statement should be printed in any publication that describes a specific program or special event (e.g., seminar, film, speaker, performing arts series, employment programming, etc.).
UNCW (or insert your office name here) encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact (telephone number of the sponsor) in advance of your participation or visit.

Abbreviated Accommodation Statement 

(Use the abbreviated version only when space constraints are severe.)
Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact (telephone number of the sponsor) in advance of the program (or film, event, etc).

Non-Discrimination Statement and Need for Reasonable Accommodation Disclosure

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local requirements of nondiscrimination. UNCW supports the right of enrolled students to a full and equal educational opportunity and is committed to reasonable accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities or who are impacted by Title IX concerns.

Students with disabilities for whom accommodations may be necessary must be registered with, and provide official notification through, UNCW’s Disability Resource Center. Once established, responsibility for disability-related accommodations and access is shared by DRC, faculty, and the student.

Individuals who wish to report any form of gender-based discrimination or sexual misconduct/harassment—and those requesting related accommodations—should contact UNCW’s Title IX Office (www.uncw.edu/titleix). Students may also report incidents of misconduct to their faculty; however, be aware that faculty are required by law to notify the Title IX office.  If students wish to seek confidential resources without reporting an incident, three departments at UNCW are exempt from mandatory reporting requirements: CARE: Interpersonal Violence Prevention & Response, University Counseling Center, and Abrons Student Health Center.

Faculty & Staff Student Referral Form

UNCW Faculty and Staff should use this form when referring a student from your office to the Disability Resource Center (DRC).  DRC staff will review and respond to your submission within 24 business hours. 

Please be advised submitting this form does not guarantee the student will be eligible for accommodations.

UNCW Faculty & Staff Student Referral Form