About the DRC

Mission Statement

The DRC is dedicated to partnering with the diverse population of students, staff, and faculty who we serve at Northeastern and in the surrounding community. We strive to provide exemplary service, education, and resources in the work that we do. Our guiding principles are informed by federal law regarding disability and privacy, by the University’s policies on equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and the Student Code of Conduct, and also by the rights and the individual needs of the people who we serve.

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Message from the Senior Director, Mary A. Barrows

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) has been a part of the Northeastern University campus since 1978.  We recognize the inherent value and diversity of all individuals. Our purpose is to ensure that those students with disabilities have equal access to the academic experience at Northeastern University.

The DRC provides students with appropriate services and can advocate as needed within the wider University community. At the same time, our goal is to promote independence and self-advocacy within each individual.


Message from the President, Joseph E. Aoun

I am pleased to welcome you to this website for our Disability Resource Center (DRC). One of our longest-held values here at Northeastern is that our university community is at its best when we foster a welcoming and supportive environment that enables each one of our students to fully benefit from the wide array of experiences we have to offer. The DRC can be a vital resource toward that end for those of us who have a disability. By taking advantage of the services the DRC offers, and by supporting the work of the DRC, we help Northeastern uphold one of its most fundamental values.

I hope you will find this website both informative and useful.