Accessibility Statements

Faculty and TAs should maintain a welcoming environment that will encourage students with disabilities to meet with you. Students can affiliate with the DRC at any point throughout the quarter, depending on their circumstances, so it is highly recommended that you include this statement into notification and information spaces early in the term. For courses, this could be on your course website, syllabus, and class announcements. For graduate program access, this could be included in your program handbook, acceptance communications, and/or welcome/orientation materials.

 

Course Syllabus Statement for DRC Accommodations:

"UC Santa Cruz is committed to creating an academic environment that supports its diverse student body. If you are a student with a disability who requires accommodations to achieve equal access in this course, please affiliate with the DRC. I encourage all students to benefit from learning more about DRC services to contact DRC by phone at 831-459-2089 or by email at drc@ucsc.edu. For students already affiliated, make sure that you have requested Academic Access Letters, where you intend to use accommodations. You can also request to meet privately with me during my office hours or by appointment, as soon as possible. I would like us to discuss how we can implement your accommodations in this course to ensure your access and full engagement in this course.”

 

Graduate Student Program Statement for DRC Accommodations:

"UC Santa Cruz is committed to creating an academic environment that supports its diverse student body. If you are a student with a disability who requires accommodations to achieve equal access in this program, please notify {name of program advisor or other designated individual(s)}, as soon as practical, at {email &/or number}. I also encourage all students to consider how they may benefit from learning more about DRC services to contact DRC by phone at 831-459-2089 or by email at drc@ucsc.edu.”