COVID-19 Advisory

Information and updates regarding COVID-19Updated: November 27, 2020

Disability Resource Center

Commencement Accommodations 

Updated October 27, 2020

DRC students who plan to attend the December 11th commencement ceremonies can request disability related accommodations.

Please contact Commencement Chair, Terry Weber, at with your accommodation request. We will work together with the Commencement Chair to coordinate and implement accommodations. Please provide one week's notice for your request.

Please visit the commencement website for more information.

COVID-19 Notice

Updated August 5, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that we work with students with disabilities with immunocompromised conditions, the Disability Resource Center (DRC) needs to take extra precautions in their service delivery to increase the safety of the office. This is also to protect the employees so that they can remain working and ensuring access for students. Please read our guidelines below so that you can prepare in working with our office.

Current changes to appointments and service delivery:

The DRC physical office is open, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mask is required in order to enter our office.

  • All student meetings will be done via Zoom.
    • If you insist on a meeting that is in person, time and place of the meeting will be determined on the ability to obtain a space that allows for social distancing. Masks during the meeting will be required.
  • The front door may be locked, but we are open.
    • In order to ensure that masks are being worn, we may lock the door to check that a mask is on before entering.
    • If you are unable to wear a mask, instead of visiting the office, you will need to call the office at 417-836-4192 or email us at to discuss any needs that you might have.

For the most updated information, please visit MSU's COVID-19 Information Center.

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Our mission

Through innovative consultation and collaboration, the Disability Resource Center leads the campus community in its commitments to recognize disability as a valued aspect of diversity, to embrace access as a matter of social justice, and design more welcoming and inclusive environments.

Our core values

  • Human variation is natural and vital in the development of dynamic communities.
  • Disability is a social/political concept that includes people with a variety of conditions who share common experiences.
  • Inclusion and full participation are matters of social justice.
  • Design is powerful and profoundly influences our daily lives.
  • Universal design is essential for achieving inclusion and full participation.
  • Creating usable, equitable, sustainable, and inclusive environments is a shared responsibility.

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