Disability Support Services

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Mission Statement

The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) is committed to assuring that students with disabilities receive equal, effective, and meaningful access to all campus programs, resources, and services.  We recognize that diversity of abilities is a source of excellence, enrichment, and strength for all members of the university community.  Our staff coordinates and provides support services to students with disabilities and works closely with faculty and staff in an advisory capacity providing disability education awareness around ensuring equal access within courses, physical structures, and in the online environment.  In our interaction with students, DSS strives to promote appropriate self-advocacy and personal responsibility for students with disabilities so that they can make informed choices in order to meet or exceed the standards expected of all students at Southern Illinois University.