ABOUT DSS

Providing Equal Access

Sonoma State University is committed to providing an inclusive environment, which is responsive to the needs of all students. To ensure this inclusion, appropriate accommodations are provided to students and prospective students who have self-identified with verified disabilities and who require these accommodations in order to enjoy access to university programs, services, or activities for which the individuals are otherwise qualified. Accommodations will not be provided if they fundamentally alter or impact the nature of the program, inappropriately impede access for others or cause a direct threat to the health and safety of the student with a disability or others. The University’s goal is to provide an equivalent academic experience and learning opportunity, but do not guarantee a student’s academic success.

Role of Disability Services for Students

The University has designated Disability Services for Students (DSS) as the office responsible for receiving, reviewing, and verifying disability documentation for students, authorizing and providing specialized support services, and assisting faculty, staff, and managers in providing equal access with reasonable and appropriate accommodations to students with disabilities within a reasonable and timely manner.

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For additional information, please contact DSS at disability.services@sonoma.edu, call DSS at (707) 664-2677, or stop by our office in Salazar Hall 1049.