Disability Resource Center

Welcome to the Disability Resource Center (DRC)! The DRC is a place where students, faculty and staff can come for campus, community, and nation-wide resources; accommodations, adaptations, and universal design support; accessible technology, app aids and so much more. The University of Minnesota Crookston is committed to equitable access for both academics and campus life.
Whether you come to us online, or on campus, you will find ideas that transition from college to personal achievement to work.

Our mission: All A’s : Able, Aware, Accessible




Students requesting accommodations must identify themselves to the Disability Resource Center. To verify eligibility, documentation must be provided that clearly indicates the presence of a disability on the pursuit of post-secondary education, and justification of the need for accommodations. Find out more about eligibility.

Services Available

Learn more about services available before the semester begins, in and out of the classroom, as well as additional services at the University of Minnesota Crookston.

Disability Documentation for Higher Education

Students who intend to request accommodations related to a disability issue must provide documentation of that disability. Find out more on disability documentation.

Grievances / Student Concerns and Complaints

Find out more on Grievances/Student Concerns and Complaints 

Prospective Students and Families

Prospective Students and Families

Information coming soon!

Resources for Faculty and Staff

Resources for Faculty and Staff

Disability Syllabus Statement

Policy statement to include in your syllabi:

Disability Accommodations

The University of Minnesota is committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities for all students. The Disability Resource Center is the campus office that collaborates with students who have disabilities to provide and/or arrange reasonable accommodations.

If you have, or think you may have, a disability (e.g., mental health, attentional, learning, chronic health, sensory, or physical), please contact Disability Resource Center at 218-281-8587 (or email at umcdrc@umn.edu) to arrange a confidential discussion regarding equitable access and reasonable accommodations.

If you are registered with Disability Resource Center and have a current letter requesting reasonable accommodations, please contact your instructor as early in the semester as possible to discuss how the accommodations will be applied in the course.

For more information, please see the Disability Resource Center website, www.umcrookston.edu/disability.

Accessibility Routes

Accessibility Routes

Information coming soon!

Accessible Meetings and Events/Visitor Accommodations

Accessible Meetings and Events/Visitor Accommodations

Guidelines for Accessible Meetings and Events

Attitudinal Access

  • Ask what accommodations are desired - always ask before providing assistance and wait for a response. 
  • When interacting with or asking questions of an individual with a disability, speak directly to that individual.
  • It is okay to use words such as walk, hear, and see. 

Physical Access

  • Clearly indicate accessibility features with appropriate signage. 
  • Ensure paths of travel to buildings, even rooms, and restrooms are accessible. Make sure power door openers are not obstructed. 
  • Ensure all participants can get into the building - may include providing a greeter at the door. 
  • Ensure paths of travel to seating are free of obstacles. 
  • Provide access to stage and other raised areas.
  • Plan for integrated accessible seating or have someone available to move chairs.
  • Provide tables of varying heights or that are adjustable. 
  • Designate individuals to assist in carrying materials, meals, or other items. 
  • Straws should be made available when liquid refreshments are provided. 

Guidelines to Accessible Meetings and Events - Printable Version PDF File Icon

Technology Resources

Technology Resources

Information coming soon!

UMC Campus Resources/ U of M System-wide Resources

UMC Campus Resources/ U of M System-wide Resources

UMC Campus Resources

Counseling Services
Individual counseling services are free to UMC students.
Make an appointment by calling 218-281-8586 or 8571 or contact Tim Menard, counselor.

Academic Success CenterWriting Center
Make an appointment for feedback on assignments, resumes and more!

Request to be matched with a personal tutor in most subject areas or take advantage of walk-in tutoring for math and science.

Health Services
Make appointments free of charge to see the campus nurse or the visiting doctor. Call 218-281-8512 to schedule a consultation.

Residential Life
Accessible apartments and accessible living aids including shower chairs are available through residential life.

Computer Help Desk
Contact the Help desk for technical support for your technology devices and software.

Career Development
Learn about your talents, strengths and abilities.

Accessible Parking
Find accessible parking spots on campus on the campus map. You can post your accessible parking hangtag in addition to the parking pass issued by UMC. Temporary accessible passes are available by visiting the DRC and asking for a parking accommodation.

U of M System-wide Resources

All campuses of the University of Minnesota have staff responsible for facilitating access to learning, working, and participating in campus life. For more information contact:


Disability Resource Center, Gail Myers


Disability Resources, access@d.umn.edu, 218-726-8217


Disability Resource Center, Chris Dallager, dallager@morris.umn.edu, 320-589-6178


Disability Resources, Kris Barry, kbarry@r.umn.edu, 507-258-8671

Twin Cities

Disability Resource Center, drc@umn.edu, 612-626-1333

Community Resources

Community Resources


Riverview Health
hospital, emergency room, clinic
323 S. Minnesota St. Crookston, MN 56716

Altru Clinic - Crookston Clinic
400 S. Minnesota St Crookston, MN 56716

Altru - Main Clinic and Hospital
1200 S. Columbia Rd. Grand Forks, ND 58201

Mental Health

Northwest Mental Health Center
603 Bruce St Crookston, MN 56716

Mental Health Crisis Line -(800) 282-5005
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Disability Resources

Options Resource Center for Independent Living
123 S. Main St. Crookston, MN 56716

Vocational Rehabilitation - Find by county/MN state directory
102 W. 5th St. Crookston MN 56716
800-657-3967 or 218-277-7863

Transportation - Paratransit services

T.H.E. Bus
Free for UMC students/faculty/staff to Crookston [view UMC Schedule]
destinations weekdays with scheduled stops on campus and door to door service.

Jefferson Bus Lines
Connections to larger cities as well as the Grand Forks airport and the Amtrak station
1345 Fairfax Ave. Crookston Mn 56716

State/National/International Resources

Career and Workplace Access

Department Faculty & Staff

Department Faculty & Staff

Teaching Specialist
170-K Owen Hall
(218) 281-8447
Associate Education Specialist
270-F Owen Hall
(218) 281-8587

Disability Resource Center

University of Minnesota Crookston

270-F Owen Hall

2900 University Ave

Crookston, MN 56716

PHONE: 218-281-8587, 800-627-3529 TTY

FAX: (218) 281-8588


Office Hours

M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Disability Services Events

There are no events available.