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Elizabeth City State University

Disability Services

Program Information

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and American with Disabilities Act of 1940 (ADA), Elizabeth City State University has a program designed to protect the rights of post secondary students with disabilities. Students may be classified in the following areas:

  • Visually impaired
  • Physically Impaired
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Learning Disabled

These are students who exhibit a substantial discrepancy between academic achievement and intellectual abilities in one or more of the following areas, which are not the result of some other handicap:

  • Oral Expression
  • Basic Reading Skills
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Mathematical Calculation
  • Spelling

Support Services:

  • Disability-Related Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Assisting with Appropriate Vocational Rehabilitation for further Services
  • Accommodation Letter to Instructors


  • Extended time on tests
  • Taped option
  • Extended time for assignments
  • Note-takers
  • Special seating
  • Tutorial Services

Student Participation:

Persons identified as special needs students who have sufficient motivation to pursue post-secondary education are expected to:

  • Attend class faithfully
  • Attend tutoring
  • Meet counseling sessions
  • Maintain the University's academic standards

Enrollment and Admission

All applicants must meet the admission requirements established by Elizabeth City State University. Each applicant must present valid documentation of his or her disability when applying for admission. Documentation may include results of medical or psychological diagnostic tests or professional evaluations that verify the existence of a disability and the need for accommodations.

For more information, contact:

Special Need Counselor

121 Ridley Student Center

Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Telephone Number: (252) 335-3273

Fax Number: (252) 335-3728

Elizabeth City State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or handicap.