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Mission Statement

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) strives to create an accessible and inclusive campus community. We collaborate with campus partners to remove barriers and meet the individualized access needs of disabled students. SSD supports success through the promotion of student learning and the development of advocacy skills. 

SSD Goals

Goal 1: Provide excellent services

Provide ongoing relationships, leverage accessible technologies, and determine accommodations to enhance overall educational experiences that will prepare disabled students for active engagement and leadership in the community and beyond.

Goal 2: Cultivate an inclusive campus climate   

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

Goal 3: Mitigate disadvantages and environmental barriers 

Collaborate with partners to facilitate student success, advocate for progressive cultural change, and ensure equal access to proactively support disabled students.  

Goal 4: 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