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Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) exists to assist Student Affairs and the university with advancing their missions and with protecting students' civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. SSD establishes clear guidelines and procedures, creates collaborative partnerships, and provides progressive services to promote student learning, personal growth, and development of life skills. SSD endeavors to create a campus climate in which students with disabilities experience full access and inclusion in curricular and co-curricular opportunities in the academic community.

SSD Goals

Provide Progressive Services

Provide dynamic programming and utilize innovative technologies to enhance overall educational experiences and prepare students with disabilities for active engagement and leadership in a global community.

Cultivate an Inclusive Campus Climate

Advocate increasing access and full participation of students with disabilities through purposeful education of students, faculty, and the campus community.

Support Student Success Across Life Transitions

Facilitate the transitions of students with disabilities into and through their post-secondary and graduate school education and into internships and the workplace.

Establish and Disseminate Clear Guidelines and Procedures

Establish and convey clearly defined guidelines and procedures to address the responsibilities of both the university and the student in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended 2008.

Location and Hours

Services for Students with Disabilities is located in suite 310 on the third floor of Lavery Hall.

Office hours:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

Phone: 540-231-3788

Fax: 540-231-3232