Disability & Access Center
We are committed to the 3 A’s outlined in our mission statement—Accommodation, Access, & Awareness
An initial accommodation plan must be generated at a meeting between a student and either the DAC director or associate director. The plan will be put in a letter template and emailed to the student.
If a student wants the same plans for subsequent semesters, he/she simply needs to send a confirmation that the same accommodations are desired and the DAC will email a new letter. The DAC will post on our listserv when we will be open to begin accepting these requests. However, if a student needs to make any changes to the plan, a discussion with the director or associate director is necessary to generate the new plan.
Promoting access is the hallmark of our goals for the campus, and the DAC will conduct trainings and offer resources to encourage an open, welcoming, and accessible environment for all those we serve
The DAC will assist any MTSU constituent, especially students, in matters of disability discrimination and/or inaccessibility. Dr. Watson Harris, Director of Academic Affairs and Space Planning, serves as the MTSU Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator and may be consulted if the concern extends beyond the DAC’s purview.
If the grievance is based on the actions of the DAC, Dr. Debra Sells, Vice President of Student Affairs, is the point of contact. Her office is located in the Keathley University Center, room 212, and her telephone number is 615-898-2440.
The DAC is another layer of support for MTSU students, and we value opportunities to assist students in developing a better understanding of themselves as college students with disabilities. We will offer trainings centered on self-advocacy and accommodation, leadership, classroom management, and other pertinent topics.
The DAC is also dedicated to increasing the awareness of disability as a unique and fascinating culture and will take actions such as offering trainings and presentations that highlight those ideas.
Our listserv is the primary way we will communicate with registered students. The DAC asks that registered students pay special attention to those communications because they will pertain to scholarships, internships, career opportunities, campus activities, important dates, DAC services, and other pertinent information.