The Dean of Students Department
Student Disability Resource Center
874 Traditions Way
108 Student Services Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4167
Welcome New and Returning FSU Students! The SDRC staff are excited to extend a hand to make this school year successful and rewarding for each individual student.
SDRC Fall/Spring Hours
SDRC will be open:
Monday through Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:30PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
On the behalf of FSU's Student Disability Resource Center and Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI), we want to extend our utmost gratitude to all participants for the Deaf Awareness event on Saturday, February 23, 2012. The movie, THE HAMMER, was an excellent film and the venue and support was amazing. We counted 63 people in attendance despite the severe weather. We look forward to having more opportunities to network and share information with the community.-
Drew Wann, SDRC and A.J. Sondossi, FTRI
Alternate Text Requests
It's that time of year again! Please start submitting your SDRC alternate text request for textbooks for spring 2013. We operate on a first come first served basis. Also, be sure to take advantage of free membership with Bookshare so that you can access their book repository with many of your textbooks available for direct download. We can provide support for membership sign up.
Use our SDRC on-line Alternative Text Request Form to submit your alt text request
Welcome to the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) at the Florida State University (FSU). We are in the Dean of Students Department which is a Division of Student Affairs at FSU. On this website, you will find information about the accommodations and services we coordinate for students who have disabilities. I trust the site will give you an understanding of our programs and services.
The Student Disability Resource Center's primary commitment is to assist Florida State University in educating and serving students with disabilities who qualify for admissions and help with the transition to post-secondary education. Our mission is to ensure equal educational opportunities through collaboration and empowerment with students with disabilities. We strive to create an accessible and inclusive environment by minimizing, and where possible, eliminating barriers to equal access. The SDRC promotes a welcoming academic, physical, and social environment for students with disabilities at FSU.
The SDRC staff work directly with students to assess their individual disability-related needs. In addition, the SDRC houses distinct services that have proven most helpful in accommodating a variety of student needs such as the testing accommodations offices for onsite classroom testing, the assistive technology lab and alternative media services, student support groups, interpreting services and transportation provision. Most of all, we are here to listen, and support you in becoming an integral part of this very extraordinary community!
As Director of the Student Disability Resource Center, I am proud of the outstanding services provided at the SDRC. To begin the process of registering for services, feel free to stop by and visit us at 108 Student Services Building or call (850) 644-9566 (Voice); (850) 644-8504 (TDD for the D/deaf) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to meeting and working with you as you progress through your FSU years. This is truly a very important time for your life and future. We feel thrilled to be able to join you in achieving the highest level of success!
Martha E. Wisbey, Ph.D., LCSW br> Director/Dean of Students
Academic support Services
In cooperation with the College of Education, SDRC is proud to provide academic support in the spring, 2013 for the following groups:
For detailed information, email the SDRC at email@example.com.
For Students struggling for meals
The Dean of Students Department now has a "Food Pantry" for students who need assistance! Located in the Dean of Students Department, Suite 4100 UCA, food is available free to students Monday - Friday from 8:00AM - 5:00PM. All you need is your FSUID. If you have questions, please call 644-2428.
Food donations are also accepted. If you would like a donation box for your office, please let us know and we'll get one to you!
SDRC is searching for volunteers to read, write, and or type for our students. We are also looking for volunteer notetakers. Performing volunteer services with SDRC can count towards required community service hours. Please stop by our office and pick up a volunteer form and a Center for Civic Education and Service ServScript.
SDRC wants to hear from you!Your feedback is important to us in terms of delivering quality seamless services. Our feedback box is confidential and located near the front entrance of SDRC.
Stay up to date via SDRCs firstname.lastname@example.org
SDRC would like to welcome:
Martha Wisbey, SDRC Director and Assistant Dean Martha Wisbey, Ph.D., LCSW, has worked for over 20 years in higher education and hails from Miami, Florida. She received her degrees from Florida Southern College, Miami University and University of Georgia and has served as an administrator at several institutions working in student affairs; worked as an adjunct professor teaching courses in the field of multicultural education, student development, social work and counseling. Her research interests are in disability studies, student development theory, women's identity development and cultural diversity. She has published over 20 journal publications on topics including: Disability, Counseling, Diversity Awareness, Women's Identity, Student Development Theory, Residence Hall Community Development, and Greek Life Peer Development. She is currently writing as a co-editor on a book on Social Justice for Students with Disabilities.
Rashad Morgan, SDRC Graduate Assistant He was born in Greenwood, South Carolina on March 11, 1988. He was born legally blind, and attended the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind. He graduated from high school in 2006 and attended Spartanburg Community College. He received his Associated of Arts degree in 2009, and transferred to the University of South Carolina Upstate. Here, he was able to participate in several clubs and organizations such as the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, NAACP, Black Student Leaders, and the Psychology Club. He received the Ronald E. McNair Scholarship, and completed the McNair Summer Research Program at USC Columbia. He graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in psychology, and after graduation, he worked at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind as a Residential Teacher.
Currently, he is a Higher Education and Student Affairs major here at FSU, and works as a Graduate Assistant at the SDRC. He hopes to one day become a Director of Disability Services at a College or University. Assisting students with disabilities has always been his passion, and something he wants to do for the rest of his life. He strives to be the best he can be to inspire and show students that no matter what their disability may be, anything is possible.
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FSU Student Football Ticket Distribution FAQ
Eligible students can go to this website and follow the directions to register for a student ticket: www.seminoles.com
Only currently enrolled FSU students who pay the full athletics fee in their fees and tuition for the fall semester are eligible for student tickets.
Certain categories of students, such as students enrolled at the Panama City campus, Sarasota campus or though Distance Learning, do not pay the full athletics fee and therefore are not eligible for student tickets on a game-by-game basis through this process. However, students that fall into these categories have the option to purchase a discounted student season ticket if they would like to attend games. To take advantage of this offer please visit the following website for more information and purchasing instructions: www.seminoles.com
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