Purdue University-Main Campus

Hovde Hall of Administration
West Lafayette,
 Indiana  
47907-2040

General information

This campus is:
4 year
Public
Highest level of degree offered:
Advanced Degree
Student population
45,685
Student population: undergraduate
33,757
Primarily online?
No

Disability resource office

disability Resource Center
155 S. Grant St.
West Lafayette,
 Indiana  
47906
Office phone
765-494-1247
Office email
drc@purdue.edu
Number of full-time disability service staff
18.0
Number of students who have submitted disability documentation
2,622

Three most common types of disabilities disclosed by students to the disability resource office

  • Attention Deficit Hyperacticity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Chronic illnesses (examples: diabetes, arthritis, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, cancer)
  • Psychiatric and disabilities related to mental and emotional health
Within the last three years, how common has it been for your institution and/or disability services provider to serve these specific populations of students with disabilities?
Students with low-incidence types of disabilities
GroupLevel of service
Autistic students (includes Asperger’s or autism spectrum) Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Culturally Deaf students who use American Sign Language Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Students with chronic health conditions and illness Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Students with food allergies Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Students with intellectual disabilities Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Students with disabilities in advanced academics or interests
GroupLevel of service
Students in STEM fields, including health sciences Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Professional and graduate students Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Law students Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
NCAA athletes Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Veterans Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally

Disability accommodations and services

Accommodations for students with disabilities
Academic accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Notetaking Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Test accomodations Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Alternate formats (e.g.,e-text, large print) Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Scribes Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Readers Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Assistive technology (e.g., screen readers, voice input) Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Sign language interpreters Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
CART or C-Print Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Other: Extended deadlines
Programmatic accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Course substitutions Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Priority registration Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Reduced courseload Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Medical leave Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Accommodations in residence halls Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Other accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Dietary accommodations for meal plans Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Service animals or emotional support animals Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Accommodations and services for institution-sponsored study abroad programs Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Accommodations and services for internships, externships, field placements, or other for-credit off-campus work experiences Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided

Campus accessibility and resources

Campus access
GroupLevel of service
Student health services Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Counseling and psychological services Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
The library(ies) Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Institution websites Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Recreation and athletic facilities Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Student union or other main building designated for students to socialize Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Main academic buildings where most undergraduates would attend classes Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Entertainment, theater, and event facilities Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
On-campus transportation Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Nearby off-campus transportation Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Residence halls Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Key administrative offices (e.g., financial aid, registration, multi-cultural affairs, students services, career counseling) Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Sexual assault services and reporting mechanisms Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Security and saftety programs (e.g., late-night escort services on campus) Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible

Policies and procedures related to students with disabilities

  • Standardized or recommended syllabus statements regarding disability accommodations
  • Institutional policy requiring that all online materials are accessible to students with disabilities ( compliant with Section 508)
  • Emergency evacuation procedures include plans for students with disabilities
  • Formal grievance policies and procedures for students with complaints about campus disability access
  • Grievance procedures for students with complaints about the disability resource office

Types of counseling and psychological services available at the institution

  • Short-term counseling (e.g., 10 session limit)
  • Support groups
  • 24/7 Mental health hotline or crisis line
  • Online mental health services, trainings or supports
  • Cross-campus behavioral, mental health, or crisis team(s)

General Campus Resources

  • TRIO Student Support Services programs designed for students with disabilities
  • Food shelf or food pantry
  • Child care services that are accessible to students with disabilities
  • Services for veterans with disabilities
  • Resources for students with disabilities to address assistive technology needs and information technology (IT) access needs

Academics and campus climate for students with disabilities

Courses or degree programs

  • Disability studies courses or degree programs
  • American Sign Language courses or degree programs
  • Deaf studies courses or degree programs

Campus groups that address disability issues but do not provide direct services to students

  • ADAPT
  • Faculty Advisory committee-DRC

Student organizations related to disability, Deafness, or ASL

  • Student Advisory Committee-DRC
  • All for Autism
  • Chonic Health student group
  • NAMI
How often does your institution have public events or activities related to disability, culturally Deaf people, or ASL?
More than twice per term or semester