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About Student Disability Services


The Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) promotes inclusion by ensuring equal access to all aspects of the North Carolina Central University experience for students with disabilities by facilitating the provisions of reasonable accommodations and serving as consultants to faculty, staff and campus partners.

Vision Statement

We envision a North Carolina Central University community that is accessible and inclusive.

Core Functions

  1. Facilitate accommodations
  2. Serve as consultants

Goals of the office

  • Raise the level of educational development for students with disabilities.
  • Improve understanding, of and support from, the University community for students with disabilities.


  • Enhance and refine within the Office of Student Disability Services, a basic service program focused on students with disabilities.
  • Place emphasis on orientation and survival skills for new students and others who might benefit from these experiences.
  • Enrich and expand the learning disabilities tutoring programs.
  • Monitor development of the physical plant to ensure accessibility and opportunity for students with disabilities.
  • Help faculty and staff better understand physical and learning disabilities and provide them with effective methods of working with students with disabilities.
  • Use every available opportunity to advocate for the special needs of students with disabilities and to seek a means to better those services.

Our Core Values

Student Disability Services at North Carolina Central University values equity, respect, empowerment and connectedness for all students with disabilities.  Student Disability Services assist students in the development of self-reliance and the personal independence and we create a comprehensively accessible environment where students are viewed on a basis of ability, not disability by:

  • Facilitating the full inclusion of students with disabilities in the NCCU community.
  • Working as a liaison between the University community and students needing accommodations throughout campus.
  • Demonstrating our commitment to diversity, personal growth and development by employing exemplary practices in disability counseling, assistive technology, alternative media, reasonable accommodations, student self-advocacy and the sharing of disability related information.
NCCU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs and activities (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in the University's educational programs and activities. For additional resources or to file a Title IX complaint, visit the NCCU's Title IX webpage.
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