Syracuse University


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The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides accommodations and support services for students with a range of disabilities including:

The ODS staff works with students individually to provide support services and accommodations that are necessary and appropriate.


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Visiting campus for a tour, meeting or event? For information on accommodations, accessibility, safety and other issues, go to:

Getting Around

News and Events

Celebrating Disability Awareness Month

October is Disability Awareness Month. This month brings awareness to the value of diverse perspectives, including those of individuals with disabilities. Throughout October, the Disability Cultural Center will be cohosting workshops, conversations, and activities in partnership with other administrative units, student organizations, and academic programs across campus.

For a complete list of events, please visit SU News.

Committed to Inclusion and Accessibility

Syracuse University values diversity, is committed to inclusion, and seeks to provide access for all people, including those with disabilities. This website serves as a clearinghouse for information on disability and accessibility at SU. Use it to:

Featured Video

July 26, 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA Anniversary Tool Kit, which includes the video above, was produced by the Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University and one of 10 regional centers in the ADA National Network.

Disability Cultural Center

Students in Disability Cultural Center

Syracuse University has established the Disability Cultural Center (DCC) to coordinate campus-wide social, educational, and cultural activities on disability issues for students, faculty, staff, and community members with and without disabilities. Housed on campus in the Hoople Building at 805 S. Crouse Ave., the DCC sponsors programs and events, fosters connections and provides meeting space to groups such as the Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee and the Disability Student Union.

Assistive/Adaptive Technology

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Syracuse University strives to ensure technological access for individuals with disabilities. A variety of assistive technology is available for faculty, staff and students. The University Library also offers assistive/adaptive technology. Students seeking assistive technology for their own use should contact the Office of Disability Services. Faculty and staff seeking such technology for their own use should email Dana Butler at

Faculty and Staff

Faculty member and service dog walking in Commencement procession

Syracuse University is committed to the recruitment, retention and promotion of people with disabilities.

  • If you have concerns about accommodations or other issues, contact Sheila Johnson-Willis, Interim Chief Officer for Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services and Title IX Coordinator, at or 315-443-2377.
  • For information on using technology to ensure accessibility of course materials, presentations, events, documents, web sites, and online resources, visit Information Technology and Services.