Disability Resource Center

Student Veteran Resources

Enrolling with the Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is committed to serve those who have served our country and wish to further their education.  The DRC works to create access to educational opportunities, as well as, the physical campus for all students with disabilities.  If you are a veteran with a disability, we urge you to explore the services we have to offer.  

  1. Student Portal: Log in to the DRC Student Portal using your UNCW email and password.
  2. Pre-Enrollment Registration: Complete the online "Pre-Enrollment Registration" form and upload recent documentation (see additional information below).
    • DRC staff will review your submitted information within five business days (not including holidays).
    • Following the review, you will receive an email either asking you to provide additional information or asking you to continue to Step 3: Schedule an Enrollment Meeting.
  3. Schedule an Enrollment Meeting: Once you receive your email to schedule a meeting, log on to the DRC Student Portal and select "Schedule an Appointment." During this meeting we will discuss your accommodations and other supports available to you at UNCW. 

Student Veteran Documentation

Service Connected Veterans

If you are a military veteran who is service connected, please provide paperwork from the VA detailing your percentage of service connected disabilities.

Medically Discharged Veterans

If you are a military veteran who was medically discharged, please provide us with the Member 4 copy of your DD214.

Information for Obtaining Documentation Directly from the VA

  1. Go to the US Department of Public Affairs Website 
  2. Choose "VA Benefits and Health Care"
  3. Under "Records," click “Download your VA benefits letters”
  4. Sign in with your existing Login.gov, ID.me, DS Logon, or My HealtheVet account.
  5. Download your VA Benefits letter listing the diagnoses you are receiving benefits for.

Disability Resource Center Disability Verification Form

If you need additional documentation not listed above, your provider can complete a Disability Verification Form.

On-Campus Resources

UNCW Military Affairs

Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid

Career Resources

Student Veterans Organization

University Learning Center

Off-Campus Resources

ADA: Know Your Rights - Returning ServiceMembers with Disabilities

Veterans Crisis Line - If you are having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-273-8255, then PRESS 1 or visit http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/For emergency mental health care, you can also go directly to your local VA medical center 24/7 regardless of your discharge status or enrollment in other VA health care.

Vet Centers - Discuss how you feel with other Veterans in these community-based counseling centers. 
70% of Vet Center staff are Veterans. Call 1-877-927-8387 or find one near you.

VA Mental Health Services Guide - This guide will help you sign up and access mental health services.

MakeTheConnection.net - information, resources, and Veteran to Veteran videos for challenging life events and experiences with mental health issues.

Download VA's self-help apps - Tools to help deal with common reactions like, stress, sadness, and anxiety. You can also track your symptoms over time.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) -  Request a Peer Mentor

VA Women Veterans Call Center - Call or text 1-855-829-6636 (M-F 8AM - 10PM & SAT 8AM - 6:30PM ET)

VA Caregiver Support Line - Call 1-855-260-3274 (M-F 8AM - 10PM & SAT 8AM - 5PM ET)

Together We Served -Find your battle buddies through unit pages

George W. Bush Institute - Need help or want to talk? Check In or call:1-630-522-4904 or email: checkin@veteranwellnessalliance.org

Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes - Join the Community

American Red Cross Military Veteran Caregiver Network - Peer Support and Mentoring

Team Red, White & Blue - Hundreds of events weekly. Find a chapter in your area.

Student Veterans of America - Find a campus chapter to connect with.

Team Rubicon - Find a local support squad.