If you are a TCNJ student (or prospective student), and have questions about the Accessibility Resource Center, this section is for you.
Included in this section is general information about the office, eligibility to register, how to register, proper documentation needed, appointment scheduling, possible accommodations, resources, links, and scholarships that are applicable to students registered through our office.
Use the drop down options on the STUDENT tab above to drill down to the information you want.
A Word About Privacy: A huge concern with many students, and often a deterrent, is the fear of other students finding out about their disabilities. Through our office, we do our best to make sure that the only information made available to the public is that which they decide to disclose. “Letters” provided to affiliated students only state that they are registered with ARC and list the accommodations necessary. It is up to the student to determine whether they would like to further inform professors, CA’s, peers, etc. about their disabilities.
Students Already Affiliated with ARC:
If you are already affiliated with ARC, this section will document our practices for making appointments, etc., and alert you to potential internships, job opportunities and scholarships, so check in frequently.
Accepted/Current TCNJ Students Considering Affiliating with ARC:
If you have already been accepted or are currently attending TCNJ, this section will educate you on how ARC works and can help you determine if you should be registered with our office,.
For students contemplating whether or not to come to TCNJ, you are welcome to “interview” us as part of your college search process. You should know that Accessibility Resource Center does not play a role in determining a student’s acceptance.
The average class size at TCNJ is 21. Hence, students with disabilities have the ability to become closer with professors and not become lost in the crowd. At the beginning of each semester it is recommended that students affiliated with our office meet with professors to discuss any accommodations they might need.
The perks of coming to a smaller school are unlimited. For students with physical disabilities, TCNJ is the perfect place due to easy access to buildings, short travel, and convenient locations of residence halls, cafeterias, library, etc.
TCNJ’s Accessibility Resource Center works tirelessly to ensure students registered with our office receive all the necessary accommodations and feel comfortable in the TCNJ community.
Campus police make their presence known by providing many resources and services to all students. TCNJ police do both bike and foot patrols, have blue lights set up throughout campus for emergencies, ensure proper lighting on all paths, alert students of all crimes, have escort programs, and enforce all traffic regulations. Therefore students with disabilities should feel safe and secure on our campus at all times.
*Please be advised that although the map in the Emergency Blue Light link is not currently accessible to screen reading software, it is available to assist persons with their orientation and mobility support persons.