Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

The Office of Accessibility Resources (OARS) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University provides, coordinates, and advocates for services that enables students with disabilities to receive equal access to programs, activities, and materials along with all aspects of the university experience. Academic growth, disability management, and self-advocacy skills for students are supported through the Office of Accessibility Resources.


Our Vision

OARS vision is to create a universally accessible campus where programs and services work to enhance the educational experience of students with disabilities while building understanding and support within the University through equitable access, reasonable accommodations, and the provision of programs and services that are usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible.


Our Values

OARS strives to understand our student's needs, takes a leading role in addressing those needs, and consistently meets or exceeds agreed-upon levels of service through collaboration with faculty, staff and students to make N.C. A&T is accessible to everyone.

OARS staff embraces the values of the university (learning, excellence, integrity, respect, creativity, engagement and service) but places emphasis on accessibility, advocacy and empowerment.

  • Accessibility: We aim to make all aspects of North Carolina A&T State University a universally accessible campus.
  • Advocacy: We support self-advocacy, academic adjustments, and the provision of services to embrace inclusiveness and universal access.
  • Empowerment: We empower individuals with disabilities to make decisions that will aid in building a foundation of acceptance, understanding, and accountability.