Disability Services for Students


Student Responsibilities

Student Self Advocacy

Student Responsibilities

Faculty Responsibilities

Students with disabilities often create a unique challenge for faculty. Part of that challenge comes from a lack of understanding of the student and his/her particular needs. Developing basic knowledge of various disabilities helps dispel some of the mystery about how to facilitate students' learning. This understanding is the first step in increasing the comfort level of working with the student to achieve the accommodations and/or modifications needed to meet academic demands.

An equally valuable component in working with students with disabilities is understanding which responsibilities are the students' and which are the professors'. Often professors feel they are totally responsible for meeting the needs of all students. This is not true. If you are not sure of what your responsibilities are, contact the DSS office.