Office of Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides students with confidential advising and accommodation services in order to allow students with documented physical, mental, and learning disabilities to successfully complete their course of study at Rutgers University – Camden. The ODS provides for the confidential documentation and verification of student accommodations, and communicates with faculty regarding disabilities and accommodations. The ODS provides accommodation services, which can include readers, interpreters, alternate text, special equipment, and note takers. The ODS acts as a signatory for special waivers. The ODS also works with students, faculty, staff and administrators to enforce the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.
How Do I Request Accommodations?
- The student must contact the Office of Disability Services and speak with the Coordinator (856-225-6442) in order to request services.
The student must provide the Coordinator with the appropriate documentation in support of his/her accommodation request. Below is a list of the general disability categories, along with the type of documentation required for each:
- Learning Disabilities
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Psychological/Psychiatric Disabilities
- Physical Disabilities
- On-Campus Housing
- On-Campus Parking and Transportation
The coordinator will assist the student in determining what type of documentation is necessary.
- The Coordinator will forward the documentation to the appropriate Disability Documentation Review Committee. Once the review is complete, the Coordinator will contact the student to inform him/her of any accommodations for which he/she was approved. If accommodations are denied, the Coordinator will explain why and what can be done to support those interests.
- Before the start of each term, it is the responsibility of the student to inform his/her Coordinator of the classes s/he is taking so the Coordinator can produce notices for faculty which identifies specific accommodations, or raises awareness in regard to a condition which may require special attention. The student is responsible for promptly providing the notice to his/her professors. Students must obtain faculty notices each term of enrollment and promptly provide them to their instructors at the start of each term. Instructors are not obligated to provide any accommodations which are not presented in the notice to faculty.
Disability Services Office:
Coordinator of Disability Services, Rutgers-Camden (all schools excluding law)
Timothy S. Pure
Rutgers-Camden Learning Center
Armitage Hall, Room 240
Students with Disabilities (Rutgers-Camden School of Law)
Associate Dean Angela Baker
217 North Fifth Street
Additional information is available at the Rutgers University website:
Student Manual with additional information
Coalition for Disability Awareness of Rutgers-Camden
“The CFDA’s mission is to raise awareness of about disabilities and to work with students and faculty to help improve accessibility throughout the Rutgers-Camden Campus.”
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