Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.” Simone Weil
This Community is designed to create supplemental awareness and support for the specific individual needs of its members. The objective of this community is to establish a strong network of individuals to bolster up its members as they strive to achieve their personal, academic and professional goals. Some of the resources shared within this platform will have an educational value, whereas other resources serve to support the ways in which success can be achieved in meeting the various challenges head-on.
This community network may consist of other students, staff and faculty members, mentors, alums and other community constituents who are looking to assist in navigating you on the road to success. Drew University’s Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) is the sole resource for Drew students requesting accommodations in and out of the classroom. All requests of this nature will strictly be addressed through the OAR office. The Director of Accessibility Resources will guide the Launch team in expanding their internal and external resources in order to create an immersive experience for individuals within this community. These resources include assistance in student employment, career development, student leadership, study abroad, and community engagement opportunities.
If you are interested in participating in and/or supporting this community, please feel free to share your experiences and suggest resources to community leaders, in supporting students’ pathways to development.
Office of Accessibility Resources
In support of Drew’s mission to promote the “cultivation of the whole person” the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) is committed to removing barriers to the education of persons with documented disabilities as members of its “diverse community of learners.
The Center for Academic Excellence
The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is a vital part of your student success network. With support in areas such as subject tutoring (e.g. Math, Science, Humanities, etc.), writing, academic coaching and accessibility resources.
James A. McClintock Center for Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services offers a broad range of group programs and short-term individual counseling for undergraduate and graduate students. Our purpose is to assist students in their personal, social, and academic development, and the achievement of life goals. Services are provided free to all interested Drew students.
Residence Life and Housing
Residence Life provides a residential experience in which students can interact and learn via quality programs and services in the Residence Halls. We promote residential student success by being an extension of the classroom. Our community living encourages critical thinking, development of leadership skills, and exploration of self. We provide students with an inclusive, healthy and welcoming home.
Dyslexia is considered a learning disorder that is estimated to affect 5-10% of the population. While its effects can create challenges in a student’s educational pathway, Sir Richard Branson, sees the diagnosis as a sign of potential. He would know, …
Technological breakthroughs in the field of medicine occur have positively changed to lives of many people and the field of robotics is no exception. This feature from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers highlights the work of University of Toronto …
As children, Kyle and Brent Pease were inseparable. At age 35, when brother Brent decided to get into shape it was only natural that Kyle joined him. Kyle has cerebral palsy, but that has not stopped the two from training …
Physical activity is an important component of leading a healthy lifestyle, but for someone with a visual disability, the options can be limited. This article from Channel 7 in New York, highlights the work of Court 16 Tennis who are …
Just over 6 years old now, this article highlights the work of Joe Sehwani, founder of the Dreamscape Foundation to create a more accessible life for the visually impaired. Read Joe’s story.