Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies
DASS is the primary contact for all SMU students with disabilities. This office assists students with disabilities to effectively utilize resources they may need and helps them work with professors and staff in obtaining appropriate and reasonable accommodations. DASS is dedicated to providing an equal opportunity to participate in the University’s curriculum, programs, and activities. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, DASS will evaluate and accommodate those students who are significantly impacted by a condition that is considered disabling. This includes learning disabilities, physical disabilities, psychiatric disorders, and others.
DASS also provides success strategies support for SMU undergraduates with learning and attention disorders. These students may benefit from assistance with study skills instruction, self-advocacy skills, time management and organization strategies, and general mentoring.
In order to establish eligibility for accommodations, students must contact our office. Even if students with disabilities shared information about their disability with SMU Admissions, that information is not shared with our office. It is up to the student to request our services. Please see our guidelines as to how to submit documentation and start the process.
We look forward to working with you!