Disability Services for Students

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

Through an interactive process, Disability Services for Students (DSS) on the Denton campus reviews all requests for reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities who need assistance to access academic or other programs on any of the TWU campuses. Students are advised to contact the Denton DSS office as soon as possible after admission and well before they begin their academic program to apply for services. To apply, students are required to complete an application, a DSS class schedule form, and documentation that verifies the existence of a disability from a qualified professional available online at Disability Services for Students web page. Upon receipt of the required documents, DSS will contact the student to schedule an interactive dialogue to more thoroughly assess the student’s needs and determine whether the student is eligible for services. Students who are qualified to receive services that require faculty involvement will be provided with an Academic Adjustment letter that will be shared with their professors; this letter will outline any accommodations that students need to access their courses.

Once registered with DSS in Denton, students enrolled in classes at the Dallas and Houston campuses are encouraged to work with the DSS Coordinator located on that campus. Dallas students may visit room 8525 or call 214-689-6789 to schedule an appointment. Students at the Houston campus may visit room 1300H or call 713-794-2182 to schedule an appointment.

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.

Texas residents needing additional disability-related assistance or services beyond the scope of services provided by DSS may contact the Texas Workforce Commission (formerly Texas Department of Assistive Rehabilitative Services or DARS) to request assistance. For those who are eligible, TWC provides a range of services for people with disabilities to help them prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment that may exceed the scope of or in addition to services provided by DSS.