The Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) campus offices are operating regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00am - 5:00pm. This includes regular in-person staff coverage. Need an appointment with a staff member? The good news is you can meet with staff to happen via Zoom or in-person. To schedule an appointment call 951-827-3861 or submit a request through the Appointment Request Form. Plan to go to the SDRC offices in the Student Services Building? Please read this important information before you go!

Student Affairs departments are open. Please check the Student Affairs homepage for hours, service offerings, and contact methods. For the latest campus reopening plans, safety guidelines, and requirements, visit Campus Return.

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UCR students volunteers as peer mentors with the Student Disability Resource Center.

 

Programming

 

ASPIRE

ASPIRE (Abilities-focused Students: Planning, Informing, Resource building, Exploring employment) is a career-development and professional-leadership program focused on the enhancement and exploration of career skills and transferable life skills for undergraduate students with disabilities. This program is hosted by the Career Center in collaboration with SDRC in an effort to assist students on their career path. Visit the Career Center's website for more information.


Access Technology Workshops

These events showcase current technologies available to registered SDRC students. Contact sdrc@ucr.edu for more information or to make a request.

  • Speech to Text/Transcription
  • E-book/Electronic Text Readers
  • Smart Pen Technology
  • Note Taking Technology
  • Document Conversion Technology (available to all UCR students, faculty, staff, and alumni)
  • Built-in Access Technology for iOS/Android/MAC/Windows
  • Other Requested Technology Topics

Neurodiversity Mixers

Once a month, a themed mixer is offered to students who identify as neurodivergent or on the autism spectrum. These events serve as a platform for students to voice their concerns on the type of supports they would like as neurodiverse students. Student participants also have the opportunity to be including in the planning process.


SDRC Peer Mentor Program

Peer Mentors1 are student volunteers that help facilitate a students transition to UCR. They assist newly registered students with:

  • disability awareness and accommodations at the university level
  • providing guidance to and directions on how to access resources on campus
  • goal setting and progress monitoring

Student Disability Union (SDU)

SDU is a passionately student-led organization with a mission to work closely and personally with other diverse organizations and faculty to support students with disabilities, with a common goal of campus involvement, connection, and friendly community building. This organization meets twice a month.


Time Management Workshop

The Time Management Workshop Series assists students with disabilities in evaluating the necessary work and personal time management skills needed while attending UCR. Students participate in the workshop develop and organizational system that documents/tracks their daily routines and habits. Workshops are offered during the first month of each quarter (one hour, once a week)


Outreach, Informational Session, and Training Opportunities

SDRC offers opportunities for faculty, staff, and student organizations to gain awareness about various topics. If you are interested in having SDRC attend your meeting, please contact sdrc@ucr.edu.

Here are examples of activities available:

  • disAbility Ally Training
  • Sighted Guide Training
  • SDRC Outreach (tabling)
  • SDRC Presentations Aimed at a Target Audience
1Peer mentors are juniors and seniors who are also registered with SDRC and partake in ongoing training to ensure they can support their mentee(s).

Scholarships

Molly Adams Scholarship Application 2022-2023

The Molly Adams Scholarship Application is due 15 AUG 2022. Scholarship amount to be determined, up to $5000.
Molly Adams Requirements
  • Must have a permanent mental, physical, or learning disability
  • Must be a permanent resident of Riverside or San Bernardino Counties
  • Enrolled Full Time or Part Time
  • Registered with SDRC
  • Continuing UCR Student

Gary Allan Ross Memorial Endowment Book Fund 2022-2023

The Gary Allan Ross Memorial Endowment Book Fund Application is due 15 AUG 2022. Scholarship amount to be determined, up to $300 in books and supplies.
Gary Allan Ross Requirements
  • Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Enrolled Full Time
  • Permanent Disability
  • Registered with SDRC
  • Continuing UCR Student
Preferred Qualifications
  • 3.0 or Higher GPA
  • Submit Budget to include medical expenses

Wilma Holladay Scholarship 2022-2023

The Wilma Holladay Scholarship Application is due 15 AUG 2022. Scholarship is up to $1000.
Wilma Holladay Requirements
  • Registered with SDRC
  • Undergraduate
  • Permanent physical disability
  • Permanent California Resident
  • GPA 3.0 or above
  • Demonstrated need for financial assistance
  • Transfer student (if no eligible transfer student applies, the scholarship will consider a continuing student)
Priority Consideration
  • Enrolled Full Time
  • New Transfer Students (please attached transcripts of previous institutions if you are new to UCR)

Dr. Sonia Blackman Scholarship 2022-2023

The Dr. Sonia Blackman Scholarship Application is due 15 AUG 2022. Scholarship is $975.
Dr. Sonia Blackman Requirements
  • Registered with SDRC
  • Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Merit based on a comprehensive evaluation of of an applicant's social and academic achievements
  • Financial need
  • Continuing UCR Student
Priority Consideration
  • Permanent physical disability
  • Enrolled Full Time
  • Students with strong overall met, such as but not limited to GPA, contributions such as holding campus leadership positions, participation in clubs or other activities, advocacy work, service or community commitments, research activities, or other extracurricular or experiential obligations.

Gordon E. Hein Scholarship 2022-2023

The Gordon E. Hein Scholarship Application is due 15 AUG 2022; it covers in-State Fees at UCR.
Gordon E. Hein Requirements
  • Legally Blind
  • Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Enrolled Full Time
  • Registered with SDRC