Student Accessibility Services

North Carolina Central University is committed to ensuring all Eagles have access to academic success.


The Office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides accommodations and support services to NCCU scholars with a learning difference, disability (physical, learning or psychological) or medical condition. SAS works with the campus community to ensure access for every Eagle and provides Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 education and training to encourage disability inclusion.


Academic Accommodations

Scholars can receive an array of academic accommodations to aid in their classroom success.

First Generation Student Support

The TRIO Student Acce[SSS] Program provides proactive support services for SAS scholars who are the first in their families to attend college or are from limited-income households.

Student Leadership Opportunities

The Office of Student Accessibility Services has over seven opportunities for students to develop leadership skills, build community and become a part of the SAS family.

Housing Accommodations

SAS scholars are welcomed and encouraged to live in university housing. NCCU seeks to provide accessible housing to meet the needs of all Eagles.

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Students can request testing accommodations and acquire note-taking strategies and resources to aid in their academic journey.

Student Enrichment Workshops

Student Enrichment Workshops

Student enrichment workshops provide students the opportunity to learn more about academic strategies, career and graduate school preparation assistance, health and wellness resources, self-advocacy and ADA Section 504.
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NCCU scholars who encounter a temporary injury can request temporary accommodations to aid their transition back to full health.

Public Accommodations

NCCU scholars, faculty, staff and community members can request public accommodations when participating in campus events and socials at NCCU.

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The SAS Office hosts annual programming events and socials for SAS scholars to build community and to promote disability awareness.
Assistive Technology Resources
The SAS Office has a plethora of assistive technology tools for students to utilize to access their course materials, including computers, laptops and live-scribe smart pens.
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Faculty and Staff Trainings

SAS faculty and staff trainings provide NCCU faculty and staff with the opportunity to learn more about ADA Section 504, various disabilities, accommodations and best practices for supporting SAS scholars.

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Scholars can file a grievance report with the SAS Office if a faculty or staff member is refusing to comply with their assigned accommodations. More information regarding this process can be found here.

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Scholars who require transportation for short-term injury or permanent physical disability can receive transportation assistance.

Trio Upward Bound Program participants.

TRIO Upward Bound Program empowers high school students with the academic, personal and professional skills needed to graduate high school and succeed on the post-secondary level.

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The TRIO Student Access and Success Conference (TRIO SASC) is a 3-day student development conference designed to provide TRIO and accessibility scholars with the opportunity to experience community engagement, academic and personal development, networking, and overall enrichment.

First to Soar: Marcus Harris

Student Affairs provides students with a wide range of programs and activities. Check our NCCULife YouTube page for some of our recent events.


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Ackall, Vivianne

Director for Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services

location icon Student Services Building, Suite 120

email icon[email protected]

phone icon 919-530-6325

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Farmer, Allison N

Assistant Director for Student Accessibility Servicesa

Student Accessibility Services

location icon Student Services Building, Room 138

email icon[email protected]

phone icon 919-530-6325


Murray, Dekendrick

Executive Director for Student Access & Success

Student Accessibility Services

location icon Student Services Building, Room 120

email icon [email protected]

phone icon 919-530-5058