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Our Mission

Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) collaborates with students, faculty, staff and guests to advance access within the campus community and to further extend both the mission of The College of New Jersey and the mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to persons with disabilities. As part of this effort, ARC promotes an awareness of disability as a facet of diversity with underpinnings of collaborative efforts being rooted in social justice.


Students Requesting Accommodations for the First Time:

Whether on campus or in our homes, the fall semester will come and we want to assure you that the Accessibility Resource Center is up and running, ready to answer your questions as you envision your life as a student at TCNJ.

For students who have disabilities, learning differences or access barriers, this is the place to address your questions and concerns.  We are currently working remotely, but maintaining our regular, year-round hours (8:30 to 4:30).  Send an email to and let us know that you want to be in touch.  We are glad to respond by email, phone, or video conference, as needed.

If you are ready to access our services, please use this google form to start the process. We look forward to getting you started on this new life chapter.  The deadline for housing requests has passed. Please contact us directly if you have a housing concern that you have not already documented with our office.

Lion Plus Program

The Lion Plus Program at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a fee-based holistic student support program for students with documented disabilities who have affiliated with ARC. The scope of Lion Plus Program services extends beyond legally mandated (ADA) accommodations, which remain free-of-charge, and are a critical component of equitable educational access. For freshmen, the purpose of the Lion Plus Program is to assist with all aspects of transitioning from the high school environment to the TCNJ community, with campus connectedness as a focal point. For upper class students (sophomores, juniors and seniors), the Lion Plus Program is centered on retention, continued integration and academic and interpersonal independence.

The Lion Plus Program is at capacity for the Fall 2020 semester.  For more information, please contact Dixita Malatesta, Learning Specialist, Accessibility Resource Center, at

Continuing Students: Requesting Revised Academic Accommodations for the Fall

Please email us ASAP if you need a change to your existing accommodations memo.  We’d like to get any changes incorporated during July, before things get really busy in August…

Appointment Policy — for virtual as well as in person meetings:

Due to the number of students requesting meetings with this office, these are the appointment policies:

  • We are not able to accommodate next-day appointments.  Please expect at least two days advance notice when scheduling an appointment.
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late, your appointment will be cancelled for that day.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to contact us to reschedule a cancelled appointment.
  • If you have a scheduled weekly check-in meeting and miss two meetings in a semester, your meeting time will be taken off the schedule. Please respect your time and ours by keeping your scheduled appointments.

Important Links

Center for Student Success (CSS)
Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)
Financial Aid
Records and Registration

Notes for Faculty: Fall 2020 Lion Strong