Disability Services Program
Disability Services Program (DSP)
The DSP is dedicated to giving students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in the University’s programs, courses and activities. DSP provides accommodations at no cost to any student who has a documented disability as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The DSP coordinates accommodations designed to afford equal opportunity and full participation in University programs for undergraduate and graduate students with documented disabilities.
Students who need accommodations for a disability in order to fully participate in University programs, courses and activities should contact the DSP. This contact should be made as far in advance as possible. It is the joint responsibility of the student, DSP and other DU faculty and staff to work together to meet students’ needs. Students should familiarize themselves with the Handbook for Students with Disabilities/Medical Conditions, copies are available in the DSP office and at https://www.du.edu/studentlife/disability-services/index.html.
The DSP requires current supporting documentation of a student’s disability for its files. A student’s documentation is kept separate and private and is not part of the student’s DU records. Students can choose to sign a Release of Information form so that DSP staff members are able to speak with others, including but not limited to; the students' family members, healthcare and/or mental healthcare professional(s), and/or DU faculty and staff on the student’s behalf.
For more information, please visit the DSP website, or stop by our office in room 440 Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, or call us at 303-871-3241. DSP office hours are 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.