OUR CORE VALUES
Ritsumeikan University is committed to creating an inclusive environment that supports students with disabilities through the following three policies:
- Provide students with disabilities the support needed to ensure an equal opportunity to receive quality education.
- Contribute to the learning and development of all students through the provision of support for students with disabilities.
- Aim to enhance the university’s educational competency by bringing an awareness to facolty and staff regarding support for students with disabilities.
We aim for all students to develop the following three skills through our support:
- We will foster students’ self-awareness of what they can do, what they are good at, and what they can achieve with a little ingenuity and support.
- We will foster students’ ability to verbalize their own goals, hopes, weaknesses and needs, to consult and request support, and to select resources and support suitable for them.
- We will foster students’ ability to design their own support plan and network, utilizing various on and off campus resources in order to solve problems and achieve goals.
Persons who satisfy the following three conditions are eligible for student disability services.
(Disability includes temporary impairment due to illness or injury etc.)
- A student with a disability who is enrolled in Ritsumeikan University.
- A student with a disability who experiences severe restrictions on academic learning.
- A student with a disability who wishes to receive support and whose need is recognized by the university.
Services for students with disabilities are provided within the framework of academic related matters after taking into consideration the students’ individual needs.
- For international students:
- Academic accommodations that the university can provide may differ from those that you have received in your home country. For details, please consult the International Center, your department office / graduate school, or the DRC office as soon as you find it necessary.
Disability Resource Center
- Office Hours:
- When classes are in session: 9:30 – 17:00
- When classes are not in session: 13:00 – 17:00
- (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays）
|Disability Type||Place||Phone & E-mail|
|Mental and Developmental
（Office of Student Affairs）
Central Arc 1F
Building A. South 1F
HOW TO RECEIVE SUPPORT SERVICE
- 1. Application:
- If you wish to receive support and/or academic accommodation, please consult with your department office / graduate school, the DRC office, or the International Center.
- 2. Consultation:
- A student who requests disability services will meet with a DRC coordinator and faculty/staff from their department or graduate school to discuss any academic accommodations the student may need.
- 3. Document Submission:
- Students are required to submit the necessary documents (support application form, medical certificate, etc.) to the DRC office.
- 4. Support Begins:
HOW TO BECOME A DRC SUPPORT STAFF MEMBER
DRC is regularly recruiting support staff members. Please feel free to contact us!
- Support staff activities:
- Classroom support
(Note-taking, PC note-taking, physical assistance, verbal guidance, etc.)
- Organizing support skill training courses. Planning and implementing awareness events.
- How to register:
- Contact the DRC office by phone or e-mail
- Receive an explanation by a DRC coordinator
- Submit an application for registration
- Participate in training
- Begin support activities
- Support staff' payments:
- Payments will be made according to the content of the activity.
- Only graduate students and undergraduates of the university are eligible to receive payment.
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- Ritsumeikan University Biwako-Kusatsu Campus (BKC)
- Ritsumeikan University Osaka Ibaraki Campus (OIC)