Learner Support Services

Mission Statement & Philosophy

 

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is to ensure equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities at NWACC. Furthermore, the DRC continually strives to improve and incorporate comprehensive services to eliminate physical, programmatic, and attitudinal barriers incumbent with disabilities not only for students but also for faculty, staff and guests on our campus. In addition, the DRC seeks to strengthen our partnership with community agencies within the catchment area of Northwest Arkansas in order to develop and disseminate innovative models and exemplary practices that promote leadership and cultural awareness in the arenas of postsecondary education, rehabilitation, and student services.


Philosophy

The DRC is committed to providing equal opportunities to individuals with disabilities. NorthWest Arkansas Community College endorses and is subject to both the Americans with Disabilities Act and section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. Through established procedures, students with disabilities are provided services that assist in minimizing academic barriers by maximizing educational and programmatic access. These services are not intended to give students an unfair advantage but to provide an equal learning environment for all NWACC students.


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