Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

The Office of Accessibility Resources at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University provides, coordinates and advocates for services to enable all students with documented disabilities to receive equal access to a college education and professional development offerings along with all aspects of the university experience. Academic growth, disability management and self-advocacy skills for students are supported and enhanced through the Office of Accessibility Resources.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a universally accessible campus where programs and services are usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible. We work with various offices to ensure a barrier-free environment. Some barriers to access cannot be removed in a timely manner, and that is when we work one-on-one with faculty, staff and students to determine the execution of reasonable accommodations.

Our Values

The Office of Accessibility Resources strives to understand our customer's needs, takes a 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 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 where programs, services and environments are usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible.
  • Advocacy: We support self-advocacy, academic adjustments and 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.