March 10, 2005
The Disability Resource Center at George Mason University is continually making campus life more accessible for students.
FAIRFAX, Va. - When a student comes to the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at George Mason University to receive accommodations, they are not disappointed. The DRC serves over 1,100 students, all of whom are treated as though they were the only student requesting accommodations from the DRC. "The staff of the DRC makes me feel as if they are my family, Win Stevens always has something to say to me no matter where he sees me on campus, and Maudie has listened to my troubles many times, offering me comforting advice and hugs," said Deb Rice who is a George Mason University student.
Students with disabilities need to have support and accommodations in order to have the best possible educational experience and environment. The DRC is responsible for ensuring that all students with disabilities receive the reasonable accommodations they need to succeed at GMU. "We determine services by meeting one on one with the student, the student has to provide appropriate documentation to support the request," said Debbie Wyne, Director of the Disability Resource Center at George Mason University.