Office of Disability Services

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Support for Students with ADHD or ADHD-like Experiences: SHIELD

SHIELD (Students Honoring Individual Experiences and Learning Differences) is a program that includes a FIT course, two courses during the fall, and additional activities designed to support neurodiverse students with ADHD, ADHD-like experiences, and/or executive functioning skills challenges. To learn more and apply, visit the SHIELD webpage.


The Office of Disability Services is the University office designated to determine reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. We work to ensure programs, services, and campus are accessible in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the ADA Amendments Act.

Our Mission

The Office of Disability Services works to ensure that students with disabilities have access to education and campus life at the University. Through collaboration with the institution’s diverse community, Disability Services facilitates accommodations, discourse, and engagement to promote a universally accessible learning environment for all.

Getting Connected and Requesting Accommodations

Students who need accommodations should follow the process to get connected to Disability Services. Students new to Disability Services should visit the secure DS Student Portal to complete the Intake form and submit their documentation. Our documentation forms and detailed information on how to register for services can be found on our website.

Please note the following:

  • Accommodations are determined through an interactive process that starts with the Registration appointment.
  • Accommodations are not retroactive and are not in place until students formally notify their instructors by sending their Accommodation Letters through the DS Portal.
  • Students must send their Accommodation Letters to their instructors each semester that accommodations are needed.

Access for Visitors and Students at Public Campus Events

Students or visitors to campus who need accommodations for a public campus event should contact Disability Services at 704-687-0040 or For more information, visit the University’s Accessibility website.