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5050 E State St
Rockford , Illinois 61108-2311

Disability Resource Office

Lang Center for Health, Wellness, Counseling, and Disability Support Services
5050 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108-2311
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About Rockford University

Rockford University, located in Rockford, Illinois, is a prestigious not-for-profit private institution that has been offering quality education for over 170 years. With its rich history and dedication to academic excellence, Rockford University has established itself as a leading educational institution in the region.

One of the defining characteristics of Rockford University is its commitment to providing accessible education to students from diverse backgrounds. The university recognizes the importance of equal opportunities and continuously strives to ensure that education is attainable for all. This dedication to accessibility is reflected in its impressive accessibility score of 1, indicating its commitment to inclusive education.

Situated in Rockford, Illinois, Rockford University benefits from being located in a vibrant and diverse community. Rockford itself is the third-largest city in Illinois and boasts a thriving arts scene, a rich cultural heritage, and a diverse population. The city offers a wide range of recreational activities, including numerous parks, green spaces, and a vibrant downtown area bursting with restaurants, cafes, and shops. Additionally, the city is known for its strong sense of community and frequently hosts events and festivals that attract both residents and visitors alike.

Within Rockford University, students can choose from a variety of disciplines and programs, ensuring that their educational journey aligns with their passions and career goals. The university offers undergraduate programs in fields such as business, education, nursing, psychology, and performing arts, among others. Additionally, graduate programs are available in business administration, teaching, and nursing, providing students with opportunities for advanced study and specialization.

What sets Rockford University apart from other institutions is its commitment to personalized education and small class sizes, fostering a close-knit community of students and faculty. With the average class size being just 11 students, students at Rockford University benefit from individualized attention, close relationships with professors, and collaborative learning environments. This intimate learning experience enables students to actively participate in discussions, receive personalized feedback, and develop strong connections with their peers and mentors.

Furthermore, Rockford University prides itself on its distinguished faculty members who are not only experts in their respective fields but also dedicated mentors and advisors. The faculty members at Rockford University strive to inspire and guide students throughout their academic journey, ensuring that they receive a well-rounded education and develop the necessary skills to succeed in their chosen careers.

In addition to its academic offerings, Rockford University also places emphasis on community engagement and service. The university encourages students to participate in volunteer opportunities, internships, and community-based research projects, fostering a sense of social responsibility and preparing students to become active and engaged members of society.

With its long-standing reputation for academic excellence, dedication to accessibility, and vibrant community, Rockford University is an exceptional institution for students seeking a comprehensive and personalized education. Whether students are drawn to its diverse program offerings, small class sizes, or vibrant surrounding community, Rockford University offers a supportive and nurturing environment where students can thrive and reach their full potential.

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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