Disability Resource Center

Southern Utah University and the Disability Resource Center (DRC) are committed to making students with disabilities full participants in university programs, services, and activities through its compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The DRC coordinates services and accommodations for students with disabilities and also serves as an information center concerning disability-related issues. The DRC is committed to providing equal educational opportunities to students by minimizing the impact of functional limitations upon their academic and non-academic lives through providing reasonable accommodations to students registered with the Disability Resource Center.

Reasonable accommodations are modifications to a course, program, service, or employment that do not fundamentally alter the course or program. Appropriate and reasonable accommodations are determined through the individual intake appointment by reviewing documentation sourced from a qualified and licensed professional, discussion with the student, and evaluating the essential requirements of a course or program. After the intake appointment, a student will have approved accommodations available for use at their discretion.

Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act

Mission Statement

The Disability Resource Center helps to retain students with disabilities and short-term conditions by giving them equal access to education through providing academic accommodations, modifications, or interim measures in accordance with ADA law, as well as connecting them to additional support services.

Vision Statement

Southern Utah University Disability Resource Center seeks to foster a culture that
recognizes the different ways of learning of our students, as well as their value and
strengths working with Utah communities, administrators, faculty, staff, and other
students, while supporting them with opportunities to grow, to experience different career
placements and to create accessible and inclusive environments across campus.

Meet Weekly for Personalized Guidance with a DRC Peer Mentor

  • Professional Development Instruction
  • Stress Management Techniques
  • Time Management Skills
  • Study Strategies
  • Campus Resources & life balance

(For DRC students age 17-21)

Contact Carmen Alldredge 

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DRC Additional Support Services

  • Personalized weekly peer mentoring

DRC student meets one-on-one weekly with a fellow SUU student peer mentor to receive instruction on study strategies, time management, balancing university life and career and job resources.

  • Possible paid summer internship

Placement of student's interest/major in Utah.

  • Pre-internship professional development workshops and one-on-one instruction

DRC students that are interested in seeking an internship attend monthly career training workshops and meet with DRC staff for specialized communication, interview, resume and job training and preparation prior to an internship.

In partnership with the Department of Workforce Services for all DRC students between ages 17-21, please read about the grant mentee agreement.

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Contact Carmen Alldredge, at alldredge@suu.edu for more information.

Otter AI

For students who have certain limitations connected to their disability, taking notes in class is a challenge. Many services and products have been on the market for years to help these students. After much investigation our department has partnered with Otter.AI, an app that is accessible, powerful, and easy for students to pick up and use in a variety of classes.

If you are a student who has this accommodation, or you are interested in learning about this
application for your own use , please use the link below to schedule a training session with one of our team members, we will be happy to teach you about this great tool.

A Bit about the App:

Otter.ai is a voice meeting recording application powered by data and machine learning technology. With this application, you can use your phone, computer, tablet or other device to not only record classes but also generate full transcripts that can be printed or integrated into your own notes. The real power comes from the machine learning algorithm that allows you to search, highlight, crop, or target any aspect of your class lectures for the information you need. The features of this tool are vast, and we can help you learn how to discover and use the varied features to access your courses more effectively.

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