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Access Services

Philosophy and Mission Statement

The mission of the Disability Support Service Office (DSS) is to ensure a comprehensively accessible University experience where individuals with disabilities have the same access to programs, opportunities and activities as all others. The DSS is also committed to promoting access and awareness as a resource to all members of the community.

Our philosophy is one that promotes self-awareness, self-determination, and self-advocacy in a comprehensively accessible environment. Reasonable accommodations are afforded to eligible students and are individualized to address specific functional limitations resulting from a disability.

Assurance of equal educational opportunity rests upon legal foundations established by federal law, specifically the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 including Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.