Through ARS, The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill seeks to meet the individual needs of applicants and current students with disabilities and medical conditions as they relate to academics, residences, dining, and cocurricular and extracurricular campus activities. ARS coordinates and implements appropriate reasonable accommodations including academic adjustments and provides appropriate resources and services in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (504).
ARS works with all students including undergraduate and graduate students, full-time and part-time students, students following continuing education courses or who may be auditing, and with program applicants.
During the 2021/22 academic year, ARS assisted over 2700 connected students in receipt of accommodations and support.
Within the resources available, ARS also functions as a source of information, educational outreach, and advice.
The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office is another helpful resource for students, faculty, and staff with questions and seeking advice in regards to ADAAA and 504. UNC staff, faculty, and guests requesting accommodations should contact the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office.
Accessibility Resources and Service (ARS) provides services to students with disabilities to ensure accessibility to university classes and programs. ARS offers information and services related to accommodations and disability, Assistive Technology (AT), CART and interpreter services for academic purposes.
ARS does not offer evaluation testing, tutoring, help with class scheduling (these questions go to Academic Advisors), or student financial services. Tutoring services are offered through the Learning Center Peer Tutoring Program.