Office of Accessibility Resources & Services

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Our Student Services

The list below is examples of different accommodations.  Remember every student is unique so their accommodations will be unique to them. OARS offers the following services to students who register with the office:

Alternative Testing
Some students will need to take their tests in a non-traditional format. Modifications may include extended time, private rooms, reader, scribe, or use of word processor for essay examinations. Documentation must verify the use of special accommodations.
Academic and Organization Assistance
Students registered with the OARS may have unique learning styles. Students are taught how to adapt their specific learning styles to their academic course work.
Accessible Technology/Computer Services
OARS offers a wider range of accessible technology, such as voice-synthesis/recognition software, screen-readers, assistive listening devices, Braille translation/printing and books/ documents scanned to electronic text format. Accessible Technology can be used in OARS, campus computer labs and classrooms.
Advocacy Assistance
OARS staff members are able to serve as advocates in instances where students and college officials have concerns regarding the appropriateness of services and/or accommodations. In addition, a formal grievance procedure can serve to resolve disability-related complaints. Students are encouraged to see an Assistant Director/Director of the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services if additional information is needed.
Interpreter Services
OARS offers a range of services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing to include interpreting, captioning and note-taking services.
Tutoring
The Student Success Center offers free tutoring for all students in 100-200 level courses. The OARS staff works with students on study skills and time management techniques, specific to that individual’s learning need.

Additional UNC-Greensboro Services For Students With Disabilities

Academic Achievement Center

Forney Student Success Commons Room 114 / 336.334.5582.
The Academic Achievement Center challenges students to become independent and successful learners. We provide Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and Academic Skills development. For more information about these services, please visit their web site at https://success.uncg.edu/departments/aac/.

Admission Office
Visitor Center | 334-5243
Admission to UNC-Greensboro is competitive and based on academic qualifications. People with disabilities apply and are considered for admission in the same manner as other applicants. No pre-admission inquiry regarding disability is made. Students may wish to take the SAT and ACT on an untimed basis, if warranted by their disability, as this may serve to provide a better estimate of ability.
Career Services Center
EUC | 334-5454
Career Services’ counselors can assist students with choosing a major, assessing your skills and interests, exploring how your disability may impact career plans, arranging internships or finding summer jobs. A career counselor trained to assist students with disabilities is on staff.
Counseling And Testing Center
Gove | 334-5874
The Counseling and Testing Center provides professional counseling services aimed at helping students gain a better understanding of themselves and their opportunities. Personal counseling and psychotherapy are available.

Some misconceptions about the Counseling Center:

1.  “The Counseling Center is full.”   In fact, the model of the Counseling Center is completely built around access.   To that end, there is a walk in counselor available every day and on-call services available 24/7.  While students are not typically seen weekly, they will receive support, assessment, referral either to individual counseling here (usually on a biweekly or triweekly basis), referral to therapy or support groups, referral to our workshops, referral to off-campus providers who can offer specialty care on a weekly basis or sometimes to our partner training clinics–the Vacc Clinic or the Psychology Clinic. We currently even have a grant to financially support students who may need off-campus care. Finally, like walk-in same day services, Counseling Center workshops provide students with weekly open access services focused on some of their most pressing concerns, such as stress and anxiety. 

2.  “The Counseling Center does not provide services in the summer.” We are open and offer services all summer for enrolled students or grad students engaged in research activities.  Toward the end of the semester, we offer all same-day or next day services and are focused on assessment and workshops since we would not have an adequate window to start counseling with students who are leaving in a couple of weeks.  Students continuing at school during the summer would be able to start and continue services.

3.  “You need insurance to access the Counseling Center.”  Our counseling services are free of charge.  There is insurance billing for psychiatric medication prescribing and management.  Student Blue covers this so that students have no copayment.

4.  “You can’t transfer counselors at the Counseling Center.” It is not uncommon for a student to transfer to a different counselor upon request.   The CC recognizes that our staff may not comprehensively reflect the diversity of our student body: however, we aspire to create a safe, affirming, inclusive and welcoming environment for all students and the larger campus community.  Often a student may be able to find a better match than the first person they see.  Please let students know that it is ok to talk to their current counselor about seeing someone new or if they are not comfortable with that, to call our front desk who will refer to the person on staff who can help with a transfer.  It may help them to visit the “Meet Our Staff” (https://shs.uncg.edu/cc/staff) page to read our bios and see if they feel a particular person may be a good fit. 

Computer Science Tutoring

167 Petty Building/336-256-1112 
        All tutoring is free for Computer Science students and no appointment is necessary. Tutoring is provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Tutors are available for lower level Computer Science courses in the Petty 211 Computer Lab at the times shown below. These tutors can assist with general programming and system issues, but class-specific issues should still be discussed with the instructor. If you have comments regarding our current tutors, please contact Christine Kikuchi at cmkikuch@uncg.edu or visit their website at: https://compsci.uncg.edu/students/tutoring-services/

Dean of Students Office
EUC | 334-5514
Dean of Students Office (DOS) works with students, their families, faculty and staff in creating and sustaining a culture of care at UNC-Greensboro. The DOS staff helps to address a myriad of issues and concerns that affect students, faculty, and staff on our campus. Some of the matters frequently addressed by DOS include but are not limited to: emergency management, incident reporting, supportive services (i.e. retroactive withdrawals, suspension, grade, and refund appeals), discrimination complaints, and conduct/academic code concerns and/or violations.
Dining Services
University Dining Center | 334-4101
University policy requires that all students living on campus contract a dining plan. If a student has a dietary requirement, every effort is made to meet the student’s individual need. The director of Dining Services should be contacted for additional information concerning this service.
Housing & Residence Life
Ragsdale/Mendenhall Residence Hall | 334-5636
Housing and Residence Life facilities are traditional and suite style. Students who plan to live on campus and need accommodations should speak with Housing and Residence Life and the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services. For more information refer to Housing and Residence Life website at http://hrl.uncg.edu/ and the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services Disclosure Form at http://oars.uncg.edu/apps/voluntaryDisclosureForm/

Languages, Literature, and Culture Resources
        2321 MHRA/ 336.334.5655
        Free language tutoring in ASL, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish is provided by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Please visit their website at: https://llc.uncg.edu/about/language-tutoring/

Leadership and Service-Learning

EUC | 256-0538
Leadership and Service-Learning offers a range of programs for students who are interested in developing leadership skills, and volunteering in the UNC-Greensboro/Greensboro/Triad community. For more information on upcoming events, go to http://olsl.uncg.edu/.
Library Services
Walter Clinton Jackson Library | 334-5655
Jackson Library is accessible at the north side of the building and through the Elliott University Center connector. The Superlab is equipped with software such as JAWS, Kurzweil, Read & Write Gold and Zoomtext. Students are encouraged to make an appointment through the Circulation Desk when library assistance is needed in the stacks.

Math Help Center
         116 Petty Building/336.334.5836
         The Math Help Center provides free tutoring to UNCG students enrolled in 100-200 level courses offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Face to face students have access to in-person tutoring in Curry 210. Online students have access to virtual tutoring (link in Canvas). All tutors are trained to assist multiple students on a variety of topics. Please visit their website at: https://mathstats.uncg.edu/undergraduate/resources/help-center/

Modified Foreign Language Program
MHRA | 334-5358
The Department of Romance Languages offers a Modified Foreign Language Program to students with documented learning disabilities and students with demonstrable longstanding difficulties learning a foreign language. The class is designed to meet the needs of at-risk foreign language learners with accommodation for their special needs. Students agree to a rigorous commitment to the program. An application is required to participate in the program.

Nursing Tutoring Services
         1007 Walker Avenue/ 336.334.5000
         Explore the robust resources available to you through the UNCG School of Nursing through the menu on the left. From advising to student organizations to important documents, we have what you need. Please visit their website at: https://nursing.uncg.edu/academics/student-resources/

Parking Services
Walker Parking Deck | 334-5681
All students are required to purchase parking permits. Students who have a “handicapped” emblem are allowed to park in any legal parking space on campus, as well as those designated for the disabled, as long as a campus parking permit is displayed. Students are required to register their handicapped sticker with Parking Services upon registering for a UNC-Greensboro sticker. UNC-Greensboro Campus Access Maps, with the designation of University building accessibility and best wheelchair routes, are available from Parking Services, Campus Security, or the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services.
Campus Recreation
412 Student Recreation Center | 334-5924
The Department of Campus Recreation is to provide intentional experiential opportunities for students and the UNC- Greensboro community that promote healthy behaviors and foster student development.
Speaking Center
MHRA | 256-1346
The Speaking Center assists students in preparation and delivery of speeches. Students can work with staff individually or attend various workshops throughout the semester. A list of current workshops and operating hours is located at http://speakingcenter.uncg.edu/.
Student First Office
Forney 101/334-5730
The Student First Office serves as an academic one stop-shop for assisting students with academic advising, academic recover, academic transition, appeals, and graduation planning.  Additionally, the office is the centralized academic advising center for all exploratory (undecided students at UNC-Greensboro.  For more information, please visit their website at https://studentsfirst.uncg.edu/ .
Student Health Services
Gove | 334-5340
Student Health Services provide therapeutic and preventive healthcare to students. Regular clinical and pharmaceutical services are available during posted hours. A health educator is available to and provide information concerning a variety of health-related issues. Students with disabilities or special medical concerns are encouraged to make these known to Student Health personnel.

Supplemental Instruction
      202 Forney Student Success Commons/ 336.334.4925
      Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a peer-facilitated review program that supports select challenging undergraduate courses. SI focuses on providing student-to-student engagement with challenging material from large lecture classes. Engagement is facilitated by a peer who has taken the course before and been successful in it. Sessions are scheduled three times a week, drop-in style, and the SI leader also attends class to review the course material and serve as a role model. Please visit their website at: https://success.uncg.edu/departments/aac/si/

Study Abroad

Foust | 334-5404
The Study Abroad program offers UNC-Greensboro students the opportunity to study for a semester or an entire year in over 35 countries. For further information contact studyabroad@uncg.edu or http://www.uncg.edu/ipg/.
TRiO Programs
          Forney Student Success Commons Room 214
The Office of TRiO programs currently houses Student Support Services (SSS) and the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program. These are federally funded programs that serve undergraduate students who are first generation, low income, students with disabilities (SSS), and/or Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, Indigenous, or Pacific Islander (McNair). To learn more about these programs, please visit their website at https://success.uncg.edu/departments/opportunity-programs/trio/.
Writing Center
MHRA | 334-3125
The Writing Center offers UNC-Greensboro students individual assistance. Students can use services in each phase of their writing assignments. Services are offered on a walk-in basis. A schedule of operating hours is located at http://www.uncg.edu/eng/writingcenter/.