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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 Division of Inclusive Excellence 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.



We are now upstairs from our prior location.  Come and find us now on the second floor of Roscoe West — we’re in Suite 202.

Student Spotlight:

Jaclyn Perlman ’21

Jonathan Zobek ’20


Requesting Accommodations for the First Time:

If you 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 if you have questions.  Please note that we are now processing Affiliations for implementation in the Spring 2022 semester.

Students:  If you are ready to access our services, please use this google form to start the process for the Winter/Spring/Summer 2022 academic year. We look forward to getting you started on this new life chapter.  Accommodations are most effective if begun at the start of the semester, so start the ball rolling before Feb. 18th for the spring semester.  After those dates, we will review your information and take appropriate actions based on the timing and your specific situation.  Follow this link for more information on the rest of the affiliation process.

Faculty/Staff:  If you need ARC services, please use this affiliation form.

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.  Here is a video describing the Lion Plus Program in more detail.

The Lion Plus Program is at capacity for the Fall 2021 semester, but you can get on the list to be contacted for Spring 2022.  For more information, please contact Dixita Malatesta, Learning Specialist, Accessibility Resource Center, at

ARC offers Remote Proctoring for Assessments

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

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

New Affiliations will be processed for the Spring 2022 semester; here's a link to our accommodation process