More About Project IMPACT
Project IMPACT started operations in Fall 2005, and its expanding offerings are specifically designed for students with verified disabilities who are in need of additional academic and personal support beyond the legally-mandated accommodations provided by Accessibility Services.
Historically, students with disabilities have faced many challenges to achieving their educational and career equity, including:
- Significant economic disadvantages
- Managing the disability and maintaining wellness
- Ineffective learning strategies
- Limited knowledge of and access to Assistive Technology
- Social misperceptions and discrimination
- Maintaining good academic standing
As can be seen below, on average students with disabilities who join and utilize Project IMPACT’s services have seen improvement in their overall results:
|Prior To Project
Earned GPA Under 2.0
|Graduated in Under 6 Years||64.1%||92.3%||+28.2%|
*Data Provided by CSUEB Institutional Research for Mary Cheng (Accessibility Services) – Fall 2004
With university-wide support of Project IMPACT’s students and its mission, continued improvement in overall results is expected. In its partnerships with the Accessibility Services, EXCEL, Financial Aid, General Education, Planning, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Student Center For Academic Achievement, Academic Advising and Career Education, Department of Rehabilitation, Student Health and Counseling Services, and the CSUEB academic and divisional departments, Project IMPACT continually strives to remain at the forefront of meeting student needs.
Project IMPACT is currently located in the University Library Complex’s lower level, Room LI 1117, and can be easily reached at the street-level entrance between Warren Hall and the Library Complex (to the left of the University Police Department). Also, based upon current funding and staffing, Project IMPACT does not serve Concord Campus or Oakland Center students unless they attend courses at the Hayward Campus.