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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
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General Information
521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond , Kentucky 40475-3102

Disability Resource Office

Center for Student Accessibility
Whitlock Building
521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond, KY 40475-3166
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About Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is a leading public university located in Richmond, Kentucky. With its rich history and commitment to academic excellence, EKU offers a comprehensive range of programs and a vibrant campus life that fosters student success.

Nestled in the heart of Richmond, EKU provides students with a serene and picturesque environment conducive to learning. The university’s beautiful campus spans over 800 acres and boasts state-of-the-art facilities that cater to the diverse needs of its student body. Surrounded by rolling hills and lush greenery, the campus provides a tranquil atmosphere that promotes focused study and personal growth.

EKU is renowned for its academic programs, boasting a wide array of majors and minors across various disciplines. Students at EKU have the opportunity to pursue their passions and achieve their academic goals in fields such as business, education, health sciences, arts and sciences, and more. The university’s commitment to academic excellence is evident through its distinguished faculty members, who are experts in their respective fields and dedicated to providing a high-quality education.

One notable feature of EKU is its emphasis on experiential learning. The university believes in providing students with practical, hands-on experiences that complement classroom instruction. Through internships, co-op programs, research opportunities, and community engagement, students can apply their knowledge and gain real-world skills that enhance their professional development and prepare them for career success.

EKU is also committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive campus community. The university values diversity and actively promotes an environment where students from all backgrounds feel welcomed and valued. With over 14,000 students enrolled, EKU offers a vibrant and diverse community that encourages collaboration, cultural exchange, and personal growth.

Furthermore, EKU offers a variety of on-campus resources and extracurricular activities to enhance the overall student experience. From student organizations and clubs to athletic programs and intramural sports, there is something for everyone at EKU. These opportunities not only allow students to pursue their interests outside the classroom but also foster a sense of camaraderie and school spirit.

Richmond, the surrounding city of EKU, provides a lively and engaging environment for students to explore. Located in central Kentucky, Richmond offers a mix of urban amenities and rural charm. Students can enjoy a range of outdoor activities, including hiking, boating, and adventure sports, thanks to the region’s stunning natural beauty. The city also features a vibrant arts and music scene, with local theaters, galleries, and live performances that cater to diverse interests.

In conclusion, Eastern Kentucky University offers a dynamic educational experience in a beautiful setting. With its diverse academic programs, commitment to experiential learning, and inclusive campus community, EKU provides students with the tools they need to succeed academically and personally. Located in the vibrant city of Richmond, EKU offers a balance between academic pursuits and recreational opportunities, ensuring that students have a well-rounded university experience.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations