A diverse group of people with different types of disabilities.

Welcome to the Disability Resource Center!

Welcome to the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)! We are committed to promoting the full participation of students with disabilities in all aspects of university life.

At the DRC, we provide a wide range of services and accommodations to help ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to education and all aspects of campus life. Our team of professionals is here to support our students, whether they need accommodations for exams, assistance with note-taking, or access to assistive technology.

We also work closely with faculty and staff to create an inclusive and accessible campus environment. We provide training and consultation on disability-related issues and work with departments to ensure that all aspects of campus life are accessible to everyone.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our services and resources. Please don’t hesitate to contact the DRC if you have any questions or need assistance. We are here to support students on their academic journey at UCSC and support faculty in creating an equitable learning environment!

Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the Disability Resource Center! DRC provides services and accommodations for all students with disabilities to ensure equal access to all of the UCSC environments and to support students in achieving their academic goals. We also assist faculty with making their classes accessible to DRC students. In addition, we support our students with self advocacy and services beyond legal compliance.

DRC strives for excellence in service and to create a welcoming environment for students in all of their cultural identities.

It is my great privilege to serve as the DRC Director and to work with our campus community to create a welcoming, inclusive, and accessible campus environment for all persons with disabilities. I welcome the opportunity to speak with our students and campus partners about how DRC can continue to grow and improve.

Welcome to UCSC and DRC!

Karen Nielson

Last modified: Mar 11, 2024