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118 East South Street
Raleigh , North Carolina 27601

Disability Resource Office

118 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
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About Shaw University

Shaw University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a distinguished not-for-profit private university renowned for its rich history and commitment to academic excellence. Established in 1865, it holds the distinction of being the first historically black university in the South and one of the oldest HBCUs in the United States.

Nestled in the vibrant city of Raleigh, Shaw University enjoys a prime location within the state’s capital. Raleigh, a city known for its Southern charm and dynamic urban environment, provides an ideal backdrop for students seeking a well-rounded college experience. From its thriving arts scene to its diverse culinary options and numerous recreational activities, Raleigh ensures that Shaw students have access to a myriad of opportunities beyond the classroom.

At Shaw University, academic rigor and personalized instruction are at the core of the university’s mission. With a commitment to student success, the university offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs across various disciplines. From business and education to social sciences and natural sciences, students at Shaw have a wide array of academic options to pursue their passions and prepare for their future careers.

The faculty at Shaw University are not only experts in their respective fields but also dedicated mentors who strive to provide a nurturing and inclusive learning environment. Small class sizes allow for more individualized attention and encourage meaningful interactions between students and faculty. Through engaging classroom discussions, hands-on experiences, and research opportunities, Shaw students are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the competitive job market.

In addition to its strong academic foundation, Shaw University places a significant emphasis on community engagement and social justice initiatives. The university takes pride in its historical role in advocating for civil rights and fighting against social injustices. Guided by this commitment, Shaw students are encouraged to actively participate in community service, internships, and experiential learning opportunities, fostering a sense of responsibility and civic engagement.

Outside of the classroom, Shaw University offers a vibrant campus life with a variety of extracurricular activities, clubs, and organizations. Students have the opportunity to engage in student government, media production, performing arts, and athletics, among many other options. These activities provide a well-rounded college experience, fostering personal growth, leadership development, and lifelong friendships.

Shaw University’s commitment to accessibility is evident through its open-door admission policy, ensuring that students from diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to pursue higher education. The university prioritizes providing a supportive and inclusive environment that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through scholarships, financial aid, and other resources, Shaw works diligently to make education accessible and affordable for all deserving students.

In conclusion, Shaw University stands as a proud institution with a rich heritage, offering a comprehensive education and opportunities for personal growth to its students. Rooted in its commitment to academic excellence, community engagement, and social justice, Shaw University continues to shape future leaders who make a positive impact in their communities and beyond.

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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