Disability Resource Center - Nevada State College

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The Nevada State College Disability Resource Center (DRC) ensures that all our students with disabilities are afforded the opportunity to access the same educational programs, receive the same information, engage in the same interactions, and be empowered to enjoy the same college experiences as students without disabilities. We recognize our responsibility to provide full access, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Our DRC mission is to create an accessible college community where disability is a neutral and students with disabilities can realize their full potential. We work with students, faculty, and staff to promote students' independence and to ensure assessment of their abilities, not disabilities. Our staff meets with students to review and discuss ability-related needs in order to determine whether accommodations or support services are needed to facilitate campus access.

We coordinate reasonable accommodations including, but not limited to: interpreters or captioning services, extended time for testing, distraction-reduced testing environment, note-taking services, alternative content formatting, and assistive technology. In addition, we are proud to support and serve our active military and veteran students through programs assisting with degree completion.

If you are a student with a documented disability that may require accommodation, we encourage you to contact us for a consultation so we can best meet your needs. Please provide documentation of your disability when you visit us, or we can show you examples of what constitutes documentation. All our services are free and confidential. We strive to facilitate a campus culture of inclusiveness and awareness, and are delighted that you contributed to the vibrance and diversity of our Scorpion family.


We are committed to ensuring access and equal opportunity for our students with disabilities to NSC academic experiences, classrooms, labs, and extracurricular activities. This is a collaborative effort with all of us playing a role. Understanding your rights and responsibilities is essential to the process of access and accommodations.

  • In order to fully evaluate requests for accommodations or auxiliary aids, Nevada State College requires verification of the student's status as a person with a disability. Documentation of Disability
  • If you wish to request accommodations on the basis of your disability, you must initiate your request at the Disability Resource Center in person, by phone, or email. Requesting Accommodations
  • You may appeal decisions regarding the determination or provision of accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services, or other concerns regarding equal access to the Nevada State's programs and services. Grievance Policy for Students with Disabilities
  • We have made our forms easily accessible. DRC Forms

Please let us know how we may assist you. If you have any questions, you can contact the DRC office at 702.992.2180 or DRC@nsc.edu.

Sandi Patton, M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling
Director of Disability for DRC

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