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Welcome to Southern Illinois University (SIU) Office of Disability Support Services (DSS).

Moving DSS Forward

It’s now easier for students to apply for, renew, and notify instructors about accommodations. The DSS student portal is a new student accommodations and information system. Using this system replaces some of our paper processes, starting with faculty notification for the fall 2019 term.

Registered DSS Students

  • If you have already met with DSS and have an Accommodation Plan, use the DSS student portal to generate your Faculty Notification Letter.
  • You will no longer use the Accommodation Cards, so there is no need to pick-up replacement cards at DSS.
  • Login to the DSS student portal using your SalukiNet username and password.
  • Faculty Notification Letters are then emailed for you automatically.
  • As always, you still need to talk with each of your instructors about using accommodations.

Find Help

New DSS Students

  • If you are an SIU Carbondale student and you have a disability, DSS can provide accommodations and services so you will have equal educational opportunity.
  • You will need to request accommodations and meet with a DSS staff member to create an Accommodation Plan.
  • Meetings are usually conducted before the term begins, but you can do this at any time during the semester. However, it may take time to implement certain accommodations.

To request accommodations and meet with DSS:

  1. Fill out the new student application. Login to the DSS student portal using your SalukiNet username and password. If you need to upload disability documentation, you can do so when filling out the application.
  2. Schedule a New Student Meeting with a DSS staff member by calling us at 618-453-5738, or emailing disabilityservices@siu.edu.

Disability Documentation

If you already have documentation of your disability from a medical provider, you can upload it with your application or bring it with you to your meeting. If you need to submit documentation and you have already completed the new student application, you can send the files by email or fax it to 618-453-5700.

No documentation? No problem

You are welcome to request accommodations and meet with a DSS staff member even if you don’t have documentation. The DSS staff member will determine if further documentation is needed.