Disability Resources

The Office of Disability Resources and Services

West Hall

Cathy Kelly, Assistant Director, Academic Services
267-468-8260
Main Campus: 215 204-1280 or drs@temple.edu

The Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require colleges to provide reasonable accommodations for students who have documented disabilities.

All applicants to Temple University follow the standard application procedures. Once admitted, if accommodations are needed during new student orientation and placement testing, please contact the Disability Resources and Services Office at Main Campus as soon as possible. Before the beginning of the first semester, register online and present documentation to the Disability Resources and Services Office (DRS) at Main Campus. 

After discussing with DRS coordinators individual needs and reasonable accommodations, accommodation letters are then provided to each qualified student. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure the instructors receive the information at the beginning of the semester. Faculty members cannot retroactively provide academic adjustments for course requirements for students who have not previously presented a letter supporting such requests. If tutoring or additional help is needed, referrals will be made to appropriate college resources.

Classroom accommodations may include, but are not limited to, extended exam time, proctored testing, audio books, sign language interpreting, use of adaptive computer equipment, and note taking services. If a disability requires parking privileges on campus or closer to the campus, please see Parking Services in West Hall 102 with the proper documentation.

Disability Resources and Services can also provide general information about disabilities but all individual student information is confidential. We encourage students to be independent, involved and informed.

Disability Parking

Parking spaces are available for persons with permanent or temporary disabilities.

For more information, call 267-468-8250.