Disability Services - General Information
Applying for Services
Students with a documented disability looking to apply for reasonable accommodations and services at Rutgers-Camden:
Complete and submit the Registration Form.
Upon completion of this form, you will receive a confirmation email of your submission.
Schedule an intake meeting
Upon receipt of the registration form, a representative from ODS will contact you to schedule an intake meeting with your assigned ODS coordinator. Your coordinator will be your direct point of contact with our office.
Submit appropriate documentation
On or before your intake meeting, please submit the appropriate documentation that meets ODS guidelines for your disability, by any of the following methods:
- Sending an email to: email@example.com
- Faxing to 856-225-6442
- Bringing the documentation to your appointment
- Upon completion of your intake, ODS will then review your documentation by committee to make an appropriate determination of reasonable accommodations based on the nature of your disability. We will not review any documentation if you have not submitted the registration form and/or have not met with your assigned coordinator for an intake meeting.
Following the committee review, your coordinator will contact you with the committee results and assist you with the next steps.
Students who suffer a temporary injury (e.g., a broken arm or leg) and require assistance are encouraged to immediately contact the Office of the Dean of Students for Rutgers-Camden at 856-225-6050 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event the injury occurred while the student was participating in an intercollegiate athletic event, the student should also notify the Athletics Department.
While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not recognize temporary injuries as a disability for which accommodation is legally mandated, the Office of Disability Services (ODS) at Rutgers-Camden may be available to assist students who have a temporary injury or condition which results in a functional impairment. These may include broken bones, injuries requiring surgery and other acute illnesses. Appropriate temporary accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and may include: assistance with obtaining class notes, assistance with taking exams and/or quizzes if the student is unable to write.
Faculty who are seeking more information regarding disability services can follow this link for more details: https://ods.rutgers.edu/faculty Otherwise, please contact the Rutgers-Camden Learning Center at 856-225-6442 and request information on disability services at Rutgers-Camden.
Trio Student Support Services Program
Trio SSS is a federally funded program on the Rutgers-Camden campus which provides additional academic support and financial aid support, through federally funded grant awards, to students with disabilities. The Trio program also provides Academic Advising, Financial Literacy and Financial Aid Application Assistance, Peer Mentoring, Personal and Social Support, Career Guidance, Graduate and Professional School Advising, and Cultural/Community Activities. Interested students can apply to be a member of Trio through their website at http://trio.camden.rutgers.edu
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.” Click on the CFDA logo to go to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/105700322825194/
OR, visit their blog