Providing Aids and Services

We recognize and value diversity in our campus community and are committed to providing equal access and opportunities to qualified students with various disabilities.

We provide comprehensive services in a manner that promotes respect and self-advocacy. In addition, we comply with university policy, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 with its amendments of 2008.

If you are a student needing to request accommodations, please register with us. We can discuss your disability-related requests for aids and services.


Important Dates: 

  • DSS Information Sessions: This is a time for any students and/or families to learn about the DSS registration process and services. Please contact DSS to RSVP for one of the sessions at or 805-493-3464. You will not need to bring anything with you to the meeting other than questions you may have.

    Spring DSS Information Sessions

    Friday, April 15th, 2016 from 9:30am-10:00am

    Friday, April 22nd, 2016 from 2:30pm-3:00pm 

    Friday, April 22nd, 2016 from 2:30pm-3:00pm

  • Any guest or graduating student attending the 2016 commencement ceremonies who needs special accommodations should contact DSS by Friday, April 15th, 2016.  Visit the COMMENCEMENT tab on this page for more details and instructions.
  • Friday, April 22, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. – Testing Accommodation Request forms DUE for exams in all programs occurring during the week of May 9-13, 2016  (Traditional Undergrad Finals Week).

Where do I begin?

You will need to register with our office before you can receive any accommodations.

Register with Us

I'm registered, now what?

Once you've registered, you'll need to activate your services and accommodations..

Activate Services

Important Forms

The Testing Accommodation Request Form and other important forms are available online.

DSS Forms