Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

The Office of Accessibility Resources at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations so students with documented disabilities and medical diagnoses will have equal access to programs, activities, and materials along with all aspects of the university experience. Self-awareness and self-advocacy 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 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.