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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.

There is no deadline for affiliating with ARC, but accommodations are more effective if begun early inthea semester.

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, but you can appy for the spring 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 as soon as possible.

ARC offers Remote Proctoring for Assessments

Please go to our Proctoring page for information on proctoring, and scheduling proctoring by ARC.


Faculty Resources

ARC notes to faculty for implementing Fall 2020 Lion Strong.

Scheduling a meeting — for virtual as well as in person meetings:

Please see our ARC appointment policies for scheduling meetings. We do want to connect with you, but an appointment is needed.

Important Links

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

ARC Offers Remote Proctoring Click Here