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Mission Statement

The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities, which reports to the Division of Student Life, has been designated by the University to ensure students with disabilities equal access to all academic and University programs in a manner provided by the Core University Policy. This goal is met through the evaluation of requests for provision of academic accommodations, support services, self-advocacy skill training, and disability-related educational programming for the University community.  

SSD has established the following goals in providing service to students with disabilities:  

GOAL 1 (SERVICE DELIVERY):  1. To deliver effective academically related services to students, which support their scholarly pursuits.  

GOAL 2 (APPROPRIATE ADVOCACY):  2. To advocate in an appropriate manner for the needs and interest of students as provided in the Core University Policy, to orient faculty and staff to the obligations and rights of students and of those who teach and provide services, provide useful explanation to students when requests should not be granted under University policy, as well as to enrich and educate the campus community.  

GOAL 3 (ACCESSIBILITY):  3. To promote and foster an accepting, accessible campus accessibility environment in all the programs and service the University offers.  

GOAL 4 (EMPOWERMENT):  4. To empower students with disabilities to advocate on their own behalf and to enrich students with the skills to be productive citizens.


Contact Information:

McCaffrey Center - First Floor Rm 116

Phone: (209) 946-3221, Fax: (209) 946-2278


Daniel Nuss, Director 209.946.3221