The goal of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is to provide equal access to students who are eligible. We advocate for reasonable accommodations‚ removal of barriers‚ and acceptance of different learning methods. In partnership with students‚ faculty‚ and staff‚ our purpose is to achieve an accessible educational environment where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of the university community.
It is recommended that students contact the DRC four weeks before accommodations are needed to request assistance to allow for the required medical or psychological documentation to be obtained and reviewed and for accommodations to be arranged. Early consultation will ensure that reasonable accommodations can be provided from the beginning of class work in order to achieve the greatest benefit to the student.
Students with documented physical or learning disabilities may receive assistance and support from the DRC. Students with temporary disabilities, typically physical conditions, may be eligible to obtain accommodations from Student Health Services through the Betty White Health Center.
The first step for students applying for disability accommodations at KSU is to consult the Disability Resource Center (DRC):
Kendis Smith, Counselor
The Hill Center, Suite 220
Kentucky State University
Frankfort, KY 40601
Telephone: (502) 597-5093
DRC staff will explain and guide students through the application process. Students with disabilities who wish to be considered for accommodations are strongly encouraged to contact the DRC and apply upon receipt of the notice of admission into KSU. Delay in application will likely result in a delay in provision of accommodations. Students must re-register with the DRC at the beginning of each semester, preferably no later than upon receipt of their schedules.