Disability Support Services Mission

In conjunction with the college's core values and overall mission, the Disability Support Services office embraces diversity and appreciates disability as an integral component of the college experience.  The primary mission of Disability Support Services (DSS) is to provide leadership and facilitate equal access to all institutional opportunities for students with disabilities.

To accomplish its mission, the DSS office strives to:

  • Provide institution-wide advisement, consultation, and training on disability-related topics, including legal and regulatory compliance, universal design, and disability scholarship;
  • Provide individual services and facilitate accommodations to students with disabilities;
  • Collaborate with partners to identify and remove barriers to foster an all-inclusive campus that is physically, programmatically, and attitudinally accessible to all students with disabilities; and
  • Engage and support the campus community in progressive system change to promote an accessible and inclusive climate for all students with disabilities.

Vision Statement:

The Disability Support Services (DSS) office envisions a College community that is universally accessible to all members of the campus community; an environment in which all offices and departments share the responsibility of providing an equal opportunity to students with disabilities; and a community where everyone is recognized for their talents and abilities to be a contributing member.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

The following student learning outcomes (SLOs), based on the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), serve as the foundation for which to guide practice and create quality programs for student learning.

SLO 1: Students can express an understanding of their right to an accessible experience on campus as a result of information provided by DSS.

SLO2: Students will request accommodations using DSS guidelines.

SLO 3: Students will engage in communication with professors when accommodations are needed using DSS guidelines.

SLO 4: Students endorse a more positive view of disability as a result of interaction/information from DSS.

SLO 5: Students will actively participate in conflict resolution by following the appropriate DSS procedures.