Disability Support Services
VCU is committed to providing students with disabilities equal opportunities to benefit from all programs, services and activities offered.
Disability Support Services provides:
- Support services including, but not limited to, advocacy, adapted materials, alternative testing, academic and career advising.
- Recommendations for appropriate academic adjustments including exam modifications, classroom accommodations, and auxiliary aids supported by recent documentation.
- Assistance to the VCU community in complying with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974.
- Liaison services between faculty and students with disabilities.
- Technical assistance to university departments.
- Current and accurate information regarding disability-related products, programs and services to current and prospective students, faculty and staff.
- Consultation with secondary schools, special educators, rehabilitation or high school counselors, parents and prospective students concerning university services for students with disabilities.
- A welcoming place for students to meet, share, study, and obtain information concerning disability related issues and opportunities.
Students with disabilities are responsible for self-identification prior to requesting services/accommodations. Students are strongly encouraged to request accommodations at least four weeks prior to the first day of classes; however, students may request accommodations at any time during enrollment at VCU. For additional information visit www.students.vcu.edu/dss.
The Disability Support Services office is located in the Student Commons, Room 102, PO Box 842529, Richmond, VA 23284-2253; telephone/TDD: (804) 828-2253; fax: (804) 828-1944.