Student Disability Resources

Student Disability Resources

Students with disabilities should contact one of our Disability Services Coordinators to discuss the University's process for receiving reasonable accommodations. 

Contact Us

Students with physical challenges should contact the campus nurse during the fall or spring semesters. 
Elaine Zarichnak
Campus Nurse, Health Services
Telephone: 724-334-6066
Email: emz3@psu.edu

Students with learning challenges should contact learning support during the fall or spring semesters.
Adam Robinson
Coordinator, Learning Support
Telephone: 724-334-6098
Email: axr500@psu.edu

If you have questions during the summer months of June and July, please contact Theresa Bonk at tab19@psu.edu.

 

Support for Learning Disabilities

College students with normal or above-normal intelligence who are visually or auditorily handicapped, or have one or more learning disabilities are eligible to request reasonable accommodations. These are students who have been tested, diagnosed, and supported during their elementary or secondary schooling and have made that documentation available to Student Disability Resources. During an interview, the student and the Disability Services coordinator outline the responsibilities of the learning-disabled college student and the type of accommodations the University can provide.

If a current Penn State New Kensington student is seeking accommodations for learning disabilities, that student must follow these steps:

  • Make an appointment via email with the Disability Services coordinator, Adam Robinson.
  • Gather the following documents and bring them to their appointment
    • Psychological report with diagnosis (dated within the past 3 years)
    • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) from high school
    • High school transcripts and SAT scores
       

Proctored Exams

Proctored testing for students with disabilities will take place in the distraction-free study room located inside the Success Center.  Faculty must send all requests for proctoring at least two days in advance, including the exam, to the Success Center for processing.

To learn more about disability services at Penn State, visit the following sites: