Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Patty Whang


The focus issue addressed in this Capstone Project is determining what resources are available to college students diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This is an important issue for colleges because the right resources can make all the difference regarding the academic success of students with ADHD. An evidence based argument is offered on the necessity of appropriate resources for college students with ADHD. The primary stakeholder perspectives chosen were those of college students with ADHD, and staff members of the Counseling and Disability centers on campus because of their relevant experience and insight regarding ADHD. Three action options emerged from an analysis of the data and were explored as ways to address the issue presented: 1) Calling for reform within the disability center on campus 2) Forming a support group for students with ADHD on campus 3) Creating a study space specifically designed for students with ADHD on campus. Calling for reform within the disability department is argued to be the most effective way to to assist college students with ADHD in obtaining the resources necessary for them to succeed academically.