The Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Disability Resource Center (DRC) views disabilities as an integral part of the rich diversity of our campus community and society. We work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to create an accessible, sustainable, and inclusive educational environment for all students. The DRC acknowledges that classroom and campus accessibility needs and considerations are expanding as more classes and campus experiences incorporate online and technological components. The DRC staff is dedicated to providing access to students, faculty and staff with resources to educate and create an equitable campus experience for the EMU community.
Registering with the DRC
Step 1: Intake Form
Please complete the “DRC Initial Intake Questionnaire” located at the bottom of the page. Documentation can be attached here or as directed in step 3.
Step 2: Schedule an Appointment
Once the Initial Intake Questionnaire is completed, please schedule a meeting with a DRC Case Manager by clicking the “Schedule an Appointment” link located at the bottom of this website. All appointments with case managers are currently being held as phone appointments. Please provide a phone number at which you can be reached and make sure that your phone settings allow calls from private/unlisted numbers, as the Case Manager will call you at your scheduled time.
Step 3: Documentation
As the on-campus DRC office is currently closed, students must submit supporting documentation to the DRC email address. Documentation may include a DRC form, an IEP, 504 Plan or medical documentation from a doctor(s) and/or therapist(s). For a list of commonly used DRC forms, please see the forms tab, located on the left side of this page.
Please submit a copy of the Documentation for Medical and Psychological Conditions Form and any other supporting documentation you may have, to the DRC email address at to [email protected] (take a photo, if need be). Please know, documentation should be emailed prior to the scheduled appointment.
Supporting documentation may include an IEP, a 504 Plan or additional medical documentation from a doctor(s) and/or therapist(s). For a list of commonly used DRC forms, please see the Forms tab, also located on the left side of this page.
Please note that the DRC staff has very limited access to the DRC fax machine, due to our on-campus office being closed as we continue to work remotely during the pandemic. Email is currently the fastest way to provide documentation, before your scheduled appointment. If you do not provide documentation prior to your appointment, you may be required to reschedule as accommodations cannot be discussed without supporting documentation.
Step 4: Letter of Accommodation
Upon the completion of submitting proper documentation and meeting with a DRC Case Manager, a Letter of Accommodation (LOA) will be created and provided to you via email.
Letter of Accommodations Renewals and Modifications
Please schedule an appointment with a case manager if you would like to renew or modify your most recent Letter of Accommodation for the 2020-21 Academic Year.
The DRC will begin meeting with students to prepare LOAs for the 2021-2022 academic year starting May 3. Please note that if you schedule an appointment to request an accommodation letter for the 2021-2022 academic year before this date, you will be asked to reschedule for a later date.