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Disabilities Services


Scholarship Fund

Students with disabilities often face unique challenges in earning their degree. The Scholarship Fund for Students with Disabilities aims to help students overcome those challenges and move their education, their career, and their lives forward.

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About Disabilities Services

Our Values

Disability and Accessibility Resource Center values a diverse community and embraces the unique characteristics of students with disabilities. Through community partnership, academic accommodations, and educational and career counseling, DARC strives to excel at the inclusion of all students as they obtain their educational goals.

Our Mission

DARC provides students with disabilities tools and personalized support enabling full participation in the academic community. Furthermore, DARC actively promotes an accessible and culturally sensitive campus.

Our Vision

To create an institutional climate in which students with disabilities can thrive. Students will receive appropriate services without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, gender or disability. FSU community and students view the DARC as a strong resource for disability awareness, advocacy and student development. DARC faculty and staff are strong proponents of equal access for all. 

Counselors in DARC are available by appointment or on a drop-in basis. You can also email DARC at: [email protected].

Ferris State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Under applicable laws, including Title IX, the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, physical or mental handicap or other prohibited matters in employment, educational programs or admissions. 

Reporting Discrimination

  • If you believe that a violation or potential violation of these state or federal non-discrimination laws has occurred, is occurring, or will occur, please notify the following:
  • Equal Opportunity Office within the Office of the General Counsel
    McKessy House, Ferris State University
    120 East Cedar Street
    Big Rapids MI 49307-2202
    (231) 591-2152