Register with DSS
In order to formally request and receive accommodations at Cal Lutheran, you need to register with Disability Support Services (DSS).
For a video on our registration process, click here: DSS General Registration Process
How to Register
As each person's situation is unique, we simply ask that any interested student meet with us.
Disability information requirements vary by situation. We will talk to you about needed sufficient, disability information during the initial conversation.
If you have a temporary disability or impairment (e.g., broken arm), you can contact us with any questions or concerns. Depending on the nature of the impairment, you may be able to receive some form of assistance. Don't delay meeting with us. Even if you do not have a doctor’s report or professional assessment, you should still schedule a meeting to discuss your situation.
A student’s personal DSS file will include the following:
- DSS registration information.
- Documented approval of assigned aids and services.
- Records of the students DSS activation each new term/semester.
- Specific requests indicated through the submission of various DSS forms.
- All submitted disability information
- Release of information
- Necessary correspondence and pertinent meeting summaries.
All DSS file information is kept confidential in accordance with FERPA. A Student's DSS file will not be transferred to any other Cal Lutheran office without the student's consent except when there is a legitament need to know as outlined by FERPA regulations. DSS files are stored in accordance with the FERPA regulations.
Submit the Request to Access DSS Records in order to request copies of, or review your file.
Every effort is made to resolve issues or concerns through informal processes. Students, faculty, or staff who have a disability-related concern regarding a student’s accommodations are encouraged to speak with the involved parties including the professional Disability Support Services personnel.
Should there be an issue regarding DSS services, please speak with DSS as soon as possible about concerns. If the issue is not resolved, the student may choose to proceed with submitting a formal grievance.
Students may formally submit grievance decisions regarding meeting DSS eligibility, or denied accommodation requests, to the Associate Vice President of Academic Services and Registrar.
Grievances should be made in writing and should be presented within ten working days following the decision that is being appealed so that relevant documents may be obtained.