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Welcome to Disability Support Services

Our Mission

The mission of the Department for Disability Support Services is to provide individuals with disabilities support services that will enable them to access programs, services, facilities, and activities of the university and to enhance disability awareness among all constituents of the university.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

East Carolina University is committed to equality of opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, employees, or visitors based on race/ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability. 

This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, readmission, access to, and treatment and employment in university programs and activities, including, but not limited to, academic admissions, financial aid, any services and employment. Any act by a university employee or student of reprisal, interference, restraint, penalty, discrimination, coercion, retaliation, or harassment against an employee or student for using the applicable policies responsibly interferes with free expression and openness and violates university policy. Accordingly, members of the university community are prohibited from acts of reprisal and/or retaliation against those who file complaints, are involved as witnesses, or otherwise try to responsibly use university policies.

The Department for Disability Support Services (DSS) is responsible for ensuring that individuals with disabilities have access to reasonable accommodations and services.  Registration with DSS is required if the individual wishes to access reasonable accommodations.  Registration is easy, to begin click the "Students Requesting Accommodations" or "Faculty/Staff Requesting Accommodations" links to the left.

Publication Statement

Individuals who publicize University sponsored events such as lectures, conferences, plays, and concerts, should include the following statement on all brochures, e-mails, and announcements:

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at least 48 hours prior to the event at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY)).

Syllabus Statement

This statement should be included on all syllabi:

East Carolina University seeks to comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Students requesting accommodations based on a disability must be registered with the Department for Disability Support Services located in Slay 138 ((252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY)).