The DSS office works closely with students and faculty to provide accommodations for students with disabilities. Under the ADA, professors are legally mandated to provide students with accommodations they are eligible to receive. If a student discloses a need for accommodations, remember to check that the student has made contact with the DSS coordinator.
The DSS office supports faculty in the facilitation of these accommodations and reviews all necessary medical documentation. All students working with the DSS office have a documented physical, medical, psychological, or learning disability.
It is the student’s responsibility to make their needs known to the DSS office so that arrangements can be made.
Things to remember when working with DSS students:
- Treat DSS students with the same respect you show any other student.
- The student must be able to complete all aspects of the course as outlined in the syllabus.
- DSS students must be an active partner with faculty and the DSS office to arrange accommodations in a timely fashion. If services are not arranged in a timely fashion, students may miss the opportunity to fully benefit from their accommodations.
- Be sure to always discuss confidential information in private.