Disability Services for Students

Location: CFO 106 (Denton campus)
Phone:
940-898-3835
E-mail: dss@twu.edu

Disability Services for Students (DSS) provides services for qualified students with disabilities who need assistance in being able to access academic or other programs on each of the TWU campuses. Students are encouraged to contact the DSS office as soon as possible in order to arrange for accommodations to be in place before they begin their program. Students are required to submit an application for services, a class schedule, and documentation that verifies the existence of a disability. The staff in the DSS office will then contact the student to arrange for an intake interview so that together they can determine eligibility for appropriate services. Students who are qualified to receive services that require faculty involvement will be provided with an Academic Adjustment letter that will also be shared with their professors; this letter will outline any accommodations that students need to access their courses.

Students needing housing accommodations should contact the Housing Department for any modification requests.

All TWU students who park on campus are required to purchase a TWU parking permit. Those students who have state-issued disability licenses or placards may park in any of the designated accessible parking spaces on campus.

Students at the Dallas campus are encouraged to work with the DSS coordinator that is located in room 8525; appointments may be scheduled by calling 214-689-6789. Houston students may contact the DSS coordinator in room 1300H or call 713-794-2182. Texas residents needing disability-related assistance from the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (which has recently merged with the Texas Workforce Commission) should contact them directly by calling 800-628-5115 three months prior to enrollment.