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Thank you for your interest in the Disability Resource Center! We exist to assist the UCSC campus with equal educational access for students with disabilities. Our goals are to support retention and graduation of students with disabilities, promote a non-discriminatory campus environment and encourage student development and independence.

The Disability Resource Center leads UC Santa Cruz in:

  • its commitment to recognize disability as a valued aspect of diversity,

  • ensuring equal and meaningful access to campus programs in collaboration with students, staff, and faculty, and

  • promoting more welcoming and inclusively-designed environments.

The DRC provides a variety of accommodations and services to currently enrolled UCSC students to support them in making the most of their educational experience.

We serve about 2800 students a year with various permanent disabilities, including: learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, visual, mobility and hearing impairments, psychological disabilities, and chronic systemic disorders (e.g. lupus, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, etc). We also serve students with temporary medical conditions such as broken bones, recovery from a medical procedure, and pregnancy related complications.

Check out the UCSC Slugcast about Navigating the DRC to learn more about how you may benefit from DRC services.