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February 2024

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Previous Issues

Time flies during the shortest month of the year! 

Let's use our time to make the most out of this short month! Now that we are settled into the new semester, the Disability Resource Center is here to give you all this month's important dates and activities this February! 

Connect With Your Peers! 

The DRC would like to spotlight its students who want to share their stories! 

Storytelling is a wonderful way to share experiences, allow others to understand the DRC student population, and provide a space to break the stigma surrounding disabilities. 

If you are interested in having your story shared and be highlighted on our Instagram, scan this QR code. 

Important Dates 

  • February 8th: 
    • BAM Vision Board Party - BSC - England Evans from 12:00pm-1:00pm 
      • Come chat, snack, and create some vision boards with the DRC BAM team! 
  • February 13th: 
    • Spring Into Friendship – DRC's Testing Center (Bldg 98C-P2-004) from 12:00pm- 1:00pm
    • NDSA Club Meeting - University Park (Old Stables) from 12:00pm-1:00pm 
  • February 15th: 
    • Intro Career Ready Workshop from 12:00pm- 1:00pm 
  • February 20th: 
    • College Fair - Hospitality 
  • February 22nd: 
    • College of Business Career Fair 
    • Scholarship Workshop - ARCHES from 12:00pm- 1:00pm 
  • February 27th
    • NDSA Club Meeting - University Park (Old Stables) from 12:00pm-1:00pm 
  • February 29th: 
    • Company Spotlight Workshop from 12:00pm- 1:00pm 

Bronco Access Mentor Updates 

BAM is hosting their first workshop of the semester! 

BAM's Vision Board Party will take place on Thursday, February 8th from 12pm-1pm at the Bronco Student Center in England Evans!  

For more information see our DRC Instagram: @cpp_drc 

BAM Meetings are available for the Spring 2024 Semester! 

If you are looking for some mentoring to get off on a good foot this semester look into scheduling a meeting! How can I schedule an appointment with BAM? 

To schedule an appointment with a Bronco Access Mentor, please scan the QR code to complete the BAM appointment request form! 

The NeuroDiverse Student Alliance is hosting club meetings! 

The NeuroDiverse Student Alliance (NDSA) meets to socialize, share neurodivergent student experiences, and support each other by discussing ways to effectively advocate for disability justice on campus. Spring 2024 Meetings will be held biweekly on Tuesdays from 12pm-1pm. 

The next NDSA meetings for the month of February will be held on February 13th and February 27th. For more information see the NDSA club link on myBAR. 

Free Metrolink Rides For Students 

Read more about this on CPP News for more information and access to helpful videos!  

All Cal Poly Pomona students with a valid Student ID can ride Metrolink trains system-wide for free, through March 31, 2024 or until grant funds are exhausted during the pilot, with the newly launched Student Adventure Pass. 

DRC FAQ 

Q: What are the DRC’s hours? 

A: DRC Office Hours Monday - Friday • 8:00am-5:00pm Location Building 9, Room 103 

Q: What are the Testing Center’s hours? 

A: Testing Center Hours Monday - Thursday • 10:00am-6:00pm. Location Building 98C - P2-004 

Q: How soon before my test should I submit a testing request with the DRC? 

A: DRC students must submit test requests 5 business days before the class takes the test. Finals week exams must be requested by the Monday of the 14th week of the semester. If a test is requested less than 5 business days’ notice, DRC cannot guarantee that testing accommodations can be provided. 

Bronco Access Mentor Vision Board Party 

Thursday, February 8th; From 12pm-1pm 

Chat, create, snack. 

Event Details: 

Location: Bronco Student Center, Room: England Evans 

Snacks: Hot Chocolate and Sweets 

See our event reels @cpp_drc  

Spring Into Friendship 

Tuesday February 13th 2024; From 12pm-1pm  

Event held in the DRC Testing Center Bldg. 98. Come to hangout, socialize, and make friends! Snacks will be provided! 

NeuroDiverse Student Alliance 

2024 Club Meeting Dates 

All Club Meetings are from 12:00 - 1:00pm 

Location for All Meetings: University Park (Old Stables) 

  • February 13th and 27th 
  • March 12th and 26th
  • April 9th and 22nd 
  • May 7th

Welcoming in the New Year! 

January marks the start of a New Year and the start of the Spring Semester! The Disability Resource Center is here to give you all this month's important dates and activities to start this year off in the know! 

Accessible Text Version of this newsletter is available online 

Connect With Your Peers! 

The DRC would like to spotlight its students who want to share their stories! 

Storytelling is a wonderful way to share experiences, allow others to understand the DRC student population, and provide a space to break the stigma surrounding disabilities. 

If you are interested in having your story shared and be highlighted on our Instagram fill out our Spotlight Form or scan this QR code. 

Activities

  • January 22nd  
    • BAM Meetings Available – By Appointment 
      • To schedule an appointment with a Bronco Access Mentor, see article below. 
    • First Day of Classes - Spring 2024 

Event Highlights 

Thank you to everyone who came to our Navigating Finals with Success BAM Workshop! 

As this was BAM's first time holding a workshop, we would like to give a big thank you to everyone that stopped by and participated! 

Thank you all for your support and we look forward to hosting more BAM workshops in the future! 

DRC Tips 

Breaking in the New Year with Good Grades 

When starting a new semester, it is important to get started on the right foot! The DRC is here to give you some tips about how to tackle a new semester. 

What are some tips I can follow to start my semester off strong? 

Managing multiple classes at once can be overwhelming. These tips can help you stay organized and successful this spring: 

  • Read each class syllabus: Make yourself aware of class expectations as soon as possible to know what you can do to perform well in each class! Learn what the big assignments are and be aware of what you may need to plan ahead for. 
  • Keep an agenda/planner: Write down assignments, test dates, office hour availability, and important events for all your classes to help better manage your time. 

Bronco Access Mentor 

Hello! My name is Alexa, 

and I am a Bronco Access Mentor (BAM) for Cal Poly Pomona’s Disability Resource Center (DRC). My colleague Jayla and I work to provide DRC students with significant skills for their academic accomplishments. Some examples of these skills are time management, studying and notetaking skills, advising support, and self-regulation skills. We are both here to aid in providing a supportive environment for our Cal Poly Pomona students with disabilities. Book a BAM with the resources below!

BAM Meetings are available starting this January!  

BAM is starting up meetings for the 2024 Spring Semester! If you are looking for some mentoring to get off on a good foot this semester look into scheduling a meeting! 

How can I schedule an appointment with BAM? 

To schedule an appointment with a Bronco Access Mentor, please fill out the BAM appointment request form! 

Financial Aid Updates 

Click the above image or this link for more information and access to helpful videos!  

Starting Monday, January 8th, 2024: The FAFSA will be available from 5 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

  • The FAFSA is currently open on a limited basis through the month of January. We recommend waiting until the end of January 2024 to begin your application to ensure ease of access. 
  • Contributors without an SSN can now sign up for an FSA ID on the studentaid.gov website. 
  • The Priority Filing Deadline for Cal Poly Pomona and the State of California has been extended to April 2nd, 2024 (for the 2024-2025 year only) 
  • Our Guide to Creating an FSA ID for Contributors without an SSN (pdf) is now available 

Apply by April 2, 2024 to maximize your eligibility! 

DRC FAQ 

Q: What are the DRC’s hours? 

A: DRC Office Hours Monday - Friday • 8:00am-5:00pm Location Building 9, Room 103 

Q: What are the Testing Center’s hours? 

A: Testing Center Hours Monday - Thursday • 9:00am-6:00pm. Location Building 98C - P2-004 

Q: How soon before my test should I submit a testing request with the DRC? 

A: DRC students must submit test requests 5 business days before the class takes the test. Finals week exams must be requested by the Monday of the 14th week of the semester. If a test is requested less than 5 business days’ notice, DRC cannot guarantee that testing accommodations can be provided. 

Have any questions you don't see listed here? 

Reach out to us on Instagram @cpp_drc and we will get that answered and feature it on our newsletter (if applicable). 

Welcome in the holiday season! 

December is the last month of the year and a very important month for students getting ready for finals! The Disability Resource Center is here to give you all this month's important dates and activities to keep you informed and to help make this month go a bit smoother.  

Connect With Your Peers! 

The DRC would like to spotlight its students who want to share their stories! 

Storytelling is a wonderful way to share experiences, allow others to understand the DRC student population, and provide a space to break the stigma surrounding disabilities. 
If you are interested in having your story shared and be highlighted on our Instagram fill out our Spotlight Form. 

Activities 

  • December 5th 
    • Black Women's Mental Health Drop-in Group - BRC 
      • From 12:00pm-1:00pm 
      • Come learn, ask, heal, and create a community! 
    • Avoiding Plagiarism & Maintaining Academic Integrity Workshop 
      • From 12:00pm-1:00pm  
      • Review SCI Workshop schedule online. 
  • December 7th 
    • Navigating Finals with Success: A BAM Workshop - University Library Special Events Room, 4th Floor, 15-4829 
    • From 12:00pm-1:00pm 
    • This workshop will explore best practices & valuable tips to help students confidently prepare for upcoming finals. Register on myBAR 
  • December 10th  
    • Classes End for all Students - Fall 2023 
    • From 12:00am-11:58pm 
    • Last day of classes before Final Exam week. 
  • December 11th 
    • Finals - Fall 2023 
    • From 12:00am- Sunday December 17th at 11:58pm 
  • December 25th  
    • DRC Office Closure - Winter Break 
    • From December 25th 2023 - January 2nd 2024 
  • December 26th 
    • Classes begin for all Students - Winter 2024 [4-Week Session] 
    • From 12:00am-11:58pm 

DRC Tips - Learning the Importance of Mental Health 

Right around finals time the stress of school, life and even work balance can really build up and take a toll on us. It's important to recognize that fact and work to take care of our minds and bodies in preparation for exams and to enjoy winter break! 

The DRC has put together some tips on how to work on mental health habits. 

Why should I focus on my Mental Health? 

Everyday challenges from all aspects of our environment whether it be home, school, or out and about can be overwhelming at times. Making sure you are aware the signals your body is sending out you and acting to help manage them is very important to not letting life stresses take over. 

What are some of the signs I should look out for? 

According to Dr. Albers, the following changes in day-to-day functioning are red flags: 

  • Sleeping too much or not at all. 
  • Losing one’s appetite or eating emotionally 
  • Isolating oneself from other people 
  • Missing classes, practices, work and social engagements 

What are some things I can do to work on my Mental Health? 

Cleveland Clinic suggests these steps & more to help take care of your Mental Health: 

  • Eat, sleep and move. It's hard to slow down and notice things in a busy world. Try to take the time to experience your environment with all of your senses — touch, sound, sight, smell and taste. For example, when you eat a favorite food, take the time to smell, taste and truly enjoy it. 
  • Stay connected with friends/family. Who are the people that know you best? That are most likely to notice when something’s not quite right? To have tough conversations? 
  • Join student organizations. Combating isolation can be fun! That can be especially true on college campuses, which are teeming with opportunities to meet new people and try new things. Join an intermural sports team, an affinity group, student government or a volunteer organization. 
  • Know your resources. ...it’s important to be proactive when it comes to learning about the mental health resources available to you on campus … all of them. You might not end up needing them, but somebody else might. 
  • Focus on what you can control. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, Dr. Albers suggests making a list of the things that are stressing you out. “Some of those things can probably be addressed and some things are out of your control. Identifying what they are and taking action on the things you can change can be really helpful,” she explains. Prioritize problems that are fixable, or that you can get help from other people on. 
  • Look out for the helpers and be one too. Helping other people can also be healing...Set up a study group for that final exam that everybody’s so worried about. Stepping outside of yourself and making a difference in other people’s lives can really help put things in perspective. 

For more information or to read this article in its entirety, please visit Cleveland Clinic's website.

The NeuroDiverse Student Alliance is hosting club meetings 

The NeuroDiverse Student Alliance (NDSA) meets to socialize, share neurodivergent student experiences, and support each other by discussing ways to effectively advocate for disability justice on campus. Fall 2023 Meetings will be on Zoom from 12:00pm-1:00pm and held biweekly through this Zoom Link. 
The next NDSA meetings for the month of December will be held on December 1st. For more information see the NDSA club link on myBAR. 

DRC Finals Testing Information 

The deadline to submit a test request for finals week is one week away. All requests for finals week must be submitted by Monday, November 27 by 5:00pm. 

What you need to know: 

  • Finals week is December 11-15 
  • DRC Finals Week Testing Hours are Monday – Thursday: 8am – 8pm and Friday: 8am – 4pm 
  • DRC schedules finals during specific start times (see below). To determine your DRC Final start time, you will need to know the class final start time based on the university schedule.  

DRC Final Times: 

  • Class Final Start Time: 7:00am to 9:00am, DRC Final Start Time: 8:00am 
  • Class Final Start Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm, DRC Final Start Time: 12:00pm 
  • Class Final Start Time: 3:00pm to 9:00pm, DRC Final Start Time: 4:00pm, Monday - Thursday; 12pm Friday 

DRC FAQ 

Q: What are the DRC’s hours? 

A: DRC Office Hours Monday - Friday • 8:00am-5:00pmLocation Building 9, Room 103 

Q: What are the Testing Center’s hours? 

A: Testing Center Hours Monday - Thursday • 9:00am-6:00pm. Location Building 98C - P2-004 

Q: How soon before my test should I submit a testing request with the DRC? 

A: DRC students must submit test request 5 business days before the class takes the test. Finals week exams must be requested by the Monday of the 14th week of the semester. If a test is requested less than 5 business days’ notice, DRC cannot guarantee that testing accommodations can be provided. 

Events

Avoiding Plagiarism & Maintaining Academic Integrity Workshop 

December 5th Register through the SCI Workshop schedule. 

Navigating Finals with Success: A BAM Workshop 

12pm-1pm @University Library Special Events Room 4th Floor 15-4829, December 7th , detail on DRC's myBAR

Black Women’s Mental Health Drop in Group 

Hosted by: Cheyenne Smith, LCSW of counseling and psychological services 

12pm-1pm @ The BRC, September 12th, October 10th, November 14th, December 5th  

Mental Health Drop in Hours 

With Cheyenne Smith, LCSW of counseling and psychological services (CAPS)  

Fall 2023, Tuesdays (Virtual) 10am- 1pm, Wednesdays @BRC 2pm- 5pm 

November is the month of giving! 

November is the month of giving and the Disability Resource Center is here to give you all this month's important dates and activities. 

Accessible Text Version of this newsletter is available online. 

Connect With Your Peers! 

The DRC would like to spotlight its students who want to share their stories! 

Storytelling is a wonderful way to share experiences, allow others to understand the DRC student population, and provide a space to break the stigma surrounding disabilities. 

If you are interested in having your story shared and be highlighted on our Instagram fill out our Spotlight Form or scan this QR code.. 

The Labor Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) 

LWDA provides resources to help prospective workers with disabilities find jobs. 

For more information visit the Labor and Workforce webpage. 

Activities 

  • November 1st
    • Native American Heritage Month Wednesday, November 1 -Thursday, November 30,2023 
    • Last Day to Drop Units and Receive a Pro-Rated refund on Tuition and Fees - Fall 2023 From 12:00am-11:58pm 
  • November 9th
    • Relationship Building Blocks - CAPS, Bldg 66-116 From 12:00pm- 12:50pm, Register on My Health Portal through this link 
  • November 10th 
    • Veterans' Day - Holiday Observance, Campus Closure 
  • November 14th  
    • Black Women's Mental Health Drop in Group – BRC, From 12:00pm-1:00pm. Come learn, ask, heal, and create a community! 
  • November 17th 
    • NeuroDiverse Student Alliance Meeting via Zoom, From 12:00pm-1:00pm. Meets Biweekly through this Zoom Link 
    • Last Day to Withdraw by Petition for Serious and Compelling Reasons - Receive "W" Grade - Fall 2023, From 12:00am-11:58pm 
  • November 22nd 
    • Registration Advising Period - Spring 2024, Ongoing through Wednesday, November 22nd at 11:58pm 
    • Registration Advising Period - Winter 2024, Ongoing through Wednesday, November 22nd at 11:58pm 
  • November 23rd 
    • Thanksgiving - Holiday Observance, Campus Closure 
  • November 24th  
    • Indigenous People's Day - Holiday Observance, Campus Closure 
  • November 27th 
    • Last Day to Submit Finals Requests with the DRC, All requests for finals week must be submitted by Monday, November 27 by 5:00pm. 

DRC Tips - Learning the Importance of Mindfulness 

Being aware of our psychological needs is just as important as being aware of our physical ones. Mindfulness is one of many practices you can introduce to help take care of your mind.  

The DRC has put together some tips on how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine. 

1. What is Mindfulness? 
Mindfulness is practicing being aware of what you are doing in the moment. More specifically what you are sensing and feeling. Practicing mindfulness is important because of the toll that stress that adds up from our daily activities can take on the our bodies. Being aware of what we are doing in the moment can help separate us from our problems and busy lives for a moment to reflect. 
2. What can I do to practice Mindfulness? 
Mayo Clinic recommends 4 main mindfulness techniques: 
  • Pay attention. It's hard to slow down and notice things in a busy world. Try to take the time to experience your environment with all of your senses — touch, sound, sight, smell and taste. For example, when you eat a favorite food, take the time to smell, taste and truly enjoy it. 
  • Live in the moment. Try to intentionally bring an open, accepting and discerning attention to everything you do. Find joy in simple pleasures. 
  • Accept yourself. Treat yourself the way you would treat a good friend. 
  • Focus on your breathing. When you have negative thoughts, try to sit down, take a deep breath and close your eyes. Focus on your breath as it moves in and out of your body. Sitting and breathing for even just a minute can help. 

3. How often should I practice Mindfulness? When it comes to practicing mindfulness, it depends on person to person the frequency in which it should be practiced. Most mindfulness activities can be done almost anywhere and can be easily incorporated into a daily routine. Other methods such as meditation may require more effort to schedule and thus are done less frequently. 

Remember that the more it is practiced the more it will become second nature! For more information about mindfulness visit the Mayo Clinic lifestyle article. 

The NeuroDiverse Student Alliance is hosting club meetings 

The NeuroDiverse Student Alliance (NDSA) meets to socialize, share neurodivergent student experiences, and support each other by discussing ways to effectively advocate for disability justice on campus. Fall 2023 Meetings will be on Zoom from 12:00pm-1:00pm and held biweekly through this Zoom Link. 

The next NDSA meetings for the month of November will be held on November 3rd and November 17th. For more information see the NDSA club link on myBAR. 

Submit your Finals Test Request by November 27th, 2023 

The deadline to submit a test request for finals week is one week away. All requests for finals week must be submitted by Monday, November 27 by 5:00pm. 

What you need to know: 

  • Finals week is December 11-15 
  • DRC Finals Week Testing Hours are Monday – Thursday: 8am – 8pm and Friday: 8am – 4pm 
  • DRC schedules finals during specific start times (see below). To determine your DRC Final start time, you will need to know the class final start time based on the university schedule.  

DRC Final Times: 

  • Class Final Start Time: 7:00am to 9:00am, DRC Final Start Time: 8:00am 
  • Class Final Start Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm, DRC Final Start Time: 12:00pm 
  • Class Final Start Time: 3:00pm to 9:00pm, DRC Final Start Time: 4:00pm, Monday - Thursday; 12pm Friday 

Meet Jayla Our Newest DRC Bronco Access Mentor!  

Jayla is our newest BAM here at the DRC and is excited to work with all of you! Bronco Access Mentors are here to help connect you with on campus resources, time management, note taking, and much more! 

How can I schedule an appointment with BAM? 

To schedule an appointment with a Bronco Access Mentor, please scan the QR code or click this link to access the form! 

DRC FAQ 

Q: What are the DRC’s hours? 

A: DRC Office Hours Monday - Friday • 8:00am-5:00pm 

Location Building 9, Room 103 

Q: What are the Testing Center’s hours? 

A: Testing Center Hours Monday - Thursday • 9:00am-6:00pm. Location Building 98C - P2-004 

Q: How soon before my test should I submit a testing request with the DRC? 

A: DRC students must submit test request 5 business days before the class takes the test. Finals week exams must be requested by the Monday of the 14th week of the semester. If a test is requested less than 5 business days’ notice, DRC cannot guarantee that testing accommodations can be provided. 

NeuroDiverse Student Alliance Upcoming Events

November 3rd : NeuroDiverse Student Alliance Meeting via Zoom 

From 12:00pm-1:00pm, Meets Biweekly through this Zoom Link 

November 17th: NeuroDiverse Student Alliance Meeting via Zoom 

From 12:00pm-1:00pm Meets Biweekly through this Zoom Link 

Black Women’s Mental Health Drop in Group 

Hosted by: Cheyenne Smith, LCSW of counseling and psychological services 

12pm-1pm @ The BRC, September 12th, October 10th, November 14th, December 5th  

Mental Health Drop in Hours 

With Cheyenne Smith, LCSW of counseling and psychological services (CAPS)  

Fall 2023, Tuesdays (Virtual) 10am- 1pm, Wednesdays @BRC 2pm- 5pm 

Welcome in the Fall season! 

October is here and the Disability Resource Center wants to keep you up to speed with this month's important dates and activities.

This year marks the 30th Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Fest! Tickets for the Festival are available now! Don't miss your chance to come by!

If you are looking for a de-stresser to help ease into this semester this event is a great stop! This event is a great way to embrace the fall spirit, interact with your peers, and get settled into the new semester.  

Cal Poly's 40th Annual Hot Dog Caper will be hosted on October 19th! Visit HotdogCaper.com for videos and photos of past events! 

The Parenting Broncos Club and CPP Library will be hosting Parent and Me Classes at the Bronco Family Space at the Bronco Family Space (CPP Library 3rd Floor) this Fall semester!  

The next soonest date for classes is October 27th! Parent and Me classes are for children of all ages however some times may vary depending on age group. For any questions regarding the Parent and Me classes, please email gnavarrocruz@cpp.edu. 

Activities 

  • September 30th:
    • First Day of the 30th Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Fest, Sept. 30th - Oct. 29th 
  • October 6th:
    • NeuroDivergent Student Alliance Meeting via Zoom from 1:00pm-2:00pm Meets Biweekly through this Zoom Link 
  • October 9th:
    • Registration Advising Period- Spring 2024, 12:00am-Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 11:58pm 
    • Registration Advising Period- Winter 2024, 12:00am-Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 11:58pm 
  • October 12th:
    • Priority Registration Period- Winter 2024 [4-Week & 2-Week Session], 8:00am- Friday, October 13, 2023 at 11:58pm 
  • October 16th:
    • General Registration Period- Winter 2024, 8:00am- Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 11:58pm 
    • Priority Registration Period- Spring 2024, 8:00am- Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 11:58pm 
  • October 18th:
    • General Registration Period- Spring 2024, 8:00am- Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 11:58pm 
  • October 20th:
    • NeuroDivergent Student Alliance Meeting via Zoom from 1:00pm-2:00pm Meets Biweekly through this Zoom Link 
  • October 27th:
    • Last Day to Apply For Current Semester Graduation, Fall 2023 
    • Parent and Me Classes, From 9:00am-10:00am Nature Walk, 10:00am-12:00pm Infants and Toddlers, 2:00pm-5:00pm School-aged Children, For any questions please email gnavarrocruz@cpp.edu 
  • October 31st:
    • Disability Resource Center Trick or Treat Meet and Greet, U-Hour 12:00pm- 1:00pm - Building 9 Room 103. Meet the DRC Staff - Candy Giveaway - Costume Competition 

DRC Tips 

Time Management Tips and Social Building Skills 

Starting a new semester can be a bit overwhelming. Having to balance workload, study time, club activities, social life, and health can be a lot to juggle. The DRC has put together some tips on how to juggle time management and social building skills. 

  1. Keep a Calendar - Keeping a calendar whether it be a physical planner or a digital version can be extremely helpful for staying organized. Tracking assignment deadlines, campus meeting/events, etc. will help you keep on top of your game this semester. For more information and planning tips chec out this article from Harvard. 
  2. Make time for Breaks - Making time for breaks is very important when workloads get heavy. Our first step of planning ahead will allow you to know when are good times to take breaks and avoid becoming too overwhelmed. It is important to meet and collaborate with peers! For help with social awareness and relationship skills check out this article from UC Berkeley. 
  3. Keep a Clean Workspace -Keeping a clean workspace can take away a lot of distractions and remove physical barriers keeping you from getting your work done. It's important to keep your workplace clean! For more tips on organization read this time management article. 

The NeuroDivergent Student Alliance is hosting club meetings 

The NeuroDiverse Student Alliance (NDSA) meets to socialize, share neurodivergent student experiences, and support each other by discussing ways to effectively advocate for disability justice on campus. Fall 2023 Meetings will be on Zoom beginning on Friday September 8th at 1:00pm-2:00pm. Meetings will be biweekly through this Zoom Link. 

Keep your eye out for the NeuroDivergent Student Alliance at on campus events! 

The NeuroDiverse Student Alliance (NDSA) attended the club fair! If you ever see their booth stop by and try your chances at winning a club button! 

DRC FAQ 

Q: What are the DRC’s hours? 

A: DRC Office Hours Monday - Friday • 8:00am-5:00pm Location Building 9, Room 103 

Q: What are the Testing Center’s hours? 

A: Testing Center Hours Monday - Thursday • 9:00am-6:00pm. Location Building 98C - P2-004 

Q: How soon before my test should I submit a testing request with the DRC? 

A: DRC students must submit test request 5 business days before the class takes the test. Finals week exams must be requested by the Monday of the 14th week of the semester. If a test is requested less than 5 business days’ notice, DRC cannot guarantee that testing accommodations can be provided. 

More Events

  • Black Women’s Mental Health Drop in Group 
    • Hosted by: Cheyenne Smith, LCSW of counseling and psychological services 
    • 12pm-1pm @ The BRC, September 12th, October 10th, November 14th, December 5th  
  • Mental Health Drop in Hours 
    • With Cheyenne Smith, LCSW of counseling and psychological services (CAPS)  
    • Fall 2023, Tuesdays (Virtual) 10am- 1pm, Wednesdays @BRC 2pm- 5pm 
  • Trick or Treat Meet and Greet, Meet the DRC Staff, Candy Giveaway, Costume Competition 
    • 1st place will receive a prize and will be highlighted on our Instagram as the winner! Costume not required we just want to meet our students!  
    • October 31st 2023 , U-Hour 12pm-1pm DRC Building 9 Room 103 

Welcome to Fall 2023! 

Need a planner to stay organized? Come to the DRC Office to pick one up for free! 

Important Dates 

Last Day for Add/Drop is September 7th 

Withdrawal Period is from September 8th-21st 

FAFSA Application Opens October 1st 

Follow us on Instagram to see weekly updates! @cpp_drc or check out our DRC website regularly

Connect with Peers 

The DRC would like to spotlight its students who want to share their stories! 

Storytelling is a wonderful way to share experiences to allow others to understand the DRC student population and provides a space to break the negative stigma surrounding disabilities. 

If you are interested in having your story shared and be highlighted on our Instagram complete Student Spotlight Interest Form. 

The DRC is now a part of the Student Wellbeing and Support Cluster 

For more information check out the Student Wellbeing and Support website. 

How to Prepare for a Successful Academic Year 

Follow our checklist to help make sure you are ready to accomplish your goals this semester. 

  • Manage Stress 
  • Be on Time to Class 
  • Use a Planner 
  • Explore Campus 
  • Study with Peers
  • Set Realistic Goals 

Announcements 

Priority Registration is now Available for Student Parents 

Review the Parenting Student Support website for more information.

Neurodivergent Student Alliance is Holding their First Meeting Via Zoom 

Meeting September 8th from 1pm-2pm via Zoom 

Zoom link: https://cpp.zoom.uz/j/2651658958 

The DRC is Hiring Bronco Access Mentors 

Keep up to date with our Instagram to see more details 

Find Us At Campus Events 

Pictured: Lissa Bilau our DRC Access & Accommodations Analyst and Grace Nelson one of our DRC Front Desk Student Assistants at the Fall Conference Resource Fair Tabling Event! 

You're Invited! 

Rediscover Wellness Fair 

September 20th 

12PM-2PM 

Bronco Commons 

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